A mural of climate activist Greta Thunberg painted by an Canadian artist has been defaced, within two days of being painted.
Street artist AJA Louden told Edmonton news outlet Global News that he had painted a mural of the climate activist after she visited the area to give a speech.
He says that, two days later, several layers of graffiti had been sprayed across the mural.
The wall that the piece was initially painted on is a “free wall space”, which is supposed to serve as an ongoing art installation as different artists add illustrations over time.
He said he hoped his piece would become a talking point, but it’s achieved that for different reasons than he first hoped as you can see in the video below.
The news, if she has heard it, hasn’t put Thunberg off exploring Canada. After giving her speech to the massive crowd at a climate protest in Edmonton, Thunberg travelled to Fort McMurray.
There she met with leaders from the Mikisew Cree and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations along with a documentary crew from the BBC.