Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid Statue Doused With Paint — Again
Danish authorities on Tuesday hosed down Copenhagen’s celebrated around the world Little Mermaid after the statue was discovered drenched with red paint.
The guilty parties who vandalized the bronze figure, which sits on a stone by the waterside in the Danish capital, additionally left a message for authorities.On the ground before the statue was composed in the red, in English, “Denmark guard the whales of the Faeroe Islands” — likely a reference to the drive chasing of pilot whales in the North Atlantic islands amid the late spring months, Danish media say.
Copenhagen police affirmed the occurrence on Twitter, expressing “The Little Mermaid was focused by vandalism. We are looking into the issue”.
The statue has been vandalized a few times over a century including when the mermaid’s head was stolen in 1964 and 1998, and in addition when an arm was cut off in 1984.