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Woman who splashed painting in Berlin charged with property damage

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A woman accused of splashing fake blood on a painting by Toulouse-Lautrec in a major Berlin gallery has been charged with damage to property.

The 53-year-old has been in pre-trial detention since the crime on October 30 because she has no fixed address, the public prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday.

The woman said she was demonstrating for more democracy, according to police. She does not belong to the climate action group Last Generation, which has had caused a stir with similar actions in museums across Europe in recent weeks.

The woman allegedly sprayed the painting “Clown” by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, which was behind glass, and the wall in the Alte Nationalgalerie with fake blood from a bottle and glued herself to the wall next to the painting.

Before that, she distributed leaflets in the hall.

The costs for cleaning and restoring the frame, flooring and wall covering were estimated to be at least €100,000 ($103,400).

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