Rome, May 28 (EFE).- A stretch of the Grand Canal in the Italian city of Venice on Sunday turned a shade of bright green prompting government officials to hold an urgent meeting.
The phosphorescent stain was first spotted in the canal that connects Campo San Luca with the Grand Canal and then spread through the rest of the Venice canals.
According to La Repubblica newspaper, the green substance is harmless and could be one of the liquids used by experts to trace leaks.
The Regional Agency for Environmental Protection and Prevention of the Veneto (ARPAV) has started analyzing the green stuff to verify what it is made of.
Regional authorities have called for an urgent meeting between police forces to find out the green liquid’s origin and discuss consequent actions.
Italian media recalled late Argentine artist Nicolas Garcia Uriburu who poured a glowing green liquid into the Grand Canal in 1968 to protest against water pollution.
So far, no movement has claimed responsibility for this action and Last Generation climate activists have also denied their involvement.
In recent days, members of the German Last Generation climate activist have thrown black paint into the Trevi Fountain in Rome, as well as on other buildings.EFE