Man in wig throws cake at Mona Lisa in climate protest stunt
The man, 36, was arrested and taken to a psychiatric infirmary in the police headquarters, according to the Paris prosecutor's office
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Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, arguably the most famous painting in the world, draws millions of visitors each year
Sergio Migliaccio, a witness to the incident, said the man was in a wheelchair wearing a long wig amid the crowd of people there to see the famed painting.
The painting hangs behind a layer of glass, leaving it unharmed by the cake.
The painting was stolen in 1911 by a museum employee, an event which increased its international fame.
It was also damaged in an acid attack perpetrated by a vandal in the 1950s, and has since been kept behind glass.