PAIN Sackler: Protest at the Louvre

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PAIN Sackler, an activist group led by artist Nan Goldin, held a large protest in front of the famous pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Protesters held up long placards and red banners reading "Louvre take down the Sackler name” (Louvre: remove Sackler name) and “Shame on Sackler(Shackler Shame). The protest also included the staging of a “collective death”. The Sackler family owns Purdue Pharma, which produces the potent opioid pain reliever OxyContin, responsible for one of the most serious drug-related public health crises in the United States. The family finances and sponsors several art spaces around the world, and the group of activists has been protesting and demanding that museums and galleries abandon and renege on funding from this source.

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