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Iconic painting vandalised

Paris, Feb. 8 (Reuters): France’s Louvre-Lens museum shut two galleries today after a woman scribbled with a black marker pen on its star painting, Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People.

Police were questioning a 28-year-old woman who was arrested last evening after writing “AE911” across a 30cm section at the bottom of the work, a judicial source said.

“AE911Truth” is the name of a website called “Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth”. Liberty Leading the People, painted in 1830, was chosen by the Louvre-Lens as its emblem for its official opening last December and is on loan from the main Louvre museum in Paris.

 
 
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