The words “racist fish” were written on the base of the “Little Mermaid” statue, one of the symbols of Denmark, which marks the famous fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen, writes The New York Post.
Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue called “racist fish”
Police said they had not identified the people who vandalized the statue, which was made 107 years ago.
The Little Mermaid is one of the most visited sights in Copenhagen, with over one million tourists each year.
It is not the first time she has been vandalized, having previously been the victim of activists campaigning against the killing of whales and pro-democracy activists. Twice, the Little Mermaid was beheaded in protest.
“We consider it an act of vandalism and we have started an investigation,” a Copenhagen police spokesman said.
Protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement around the world have rallied in recent months against statues of historians who have played a role in racist oppression, such as slave traders and settlers.
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