Activists concerned with human rights and environmental preservation raised a large banner demanding a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, as a giant picture of a Palestinian child crying for help was carried above the entrance to the Reina Sofia Museum in the Spanish capital, Madrid.
According to Reuters, this is the same museum that houses the famous painting “Guernica” by Pablo Picasso, which depicts the horrors of war.
The event, which took place on Wednesday, was coordinated by Greenpeace and the Unmute Gaza movement, which means “Don’t Silence Gaza’s Voices” in Arabic, in support of photojournalists covering events from the war zone.
The activists used a banner with an illustration by American artist Shepard Fairey, based on a photo taken by Palestinian photographer Bilal Khaled.
Two comments were written under the picture, the first saying: “Can you hear us?” As if it were a cry from a child, and the second was “Stop shooting now” in large letters on a yellow background.
Police and fire personnel monitored the movement without interfering.