Rome’s beautiful and historic Trevi Fountain was the subject of an artistic intervention on Friday. The previously unheard of Futurist Action 2007 claimed responsibility for the action, a protest against the expenses incurred for the Rome Film Festival. The red water symbolized the red carpet.

And despite the fact that the fantastic Trevi fountain was not in the least damaged by the prank, the red can also symbolize the combined fury of city officials, film fest organizers, and fountain lovers.

But really: it looks beautiful. What a rich, deep, red.