Flock of sheep aid French farmers’ protest at Louvre

BY Lorna Baldwin  March 28, 2014 at 3:43 PM EDT

Video via euronews

Twelve sheep and a sheepdog walk into the Louvre.

If it sounds like the beginning of a joke, it’s not. In Paris Friday, French farmers protesting European Union agricultural policy herded a flock of sheep down the steps of the Louvre’s famous glass pyramid entrance and then into the museum itself. The protesters were from the Peasants’ Confederation and were fighting against subsidy cuts the EU is proposing that could hurt small farms.

Officials at the Louvre said no one was arrested and no artwork was damaged during the protest.