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Denmark: Protestors Vandalised Copenhagen's Little Mermaid Statue

  • Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue in the entrance has been named as "racist fish." The 107-year-old statue was vandalized by protestors who were demonstrating for pro-democracy and anti-whaling campaigners. Protestors have beheaded the statue, lopped off an arm, and poured paint over it. Sculpted by Edvard Erikson, this statue was created as a tribute to celebrate fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen about a mythical sea king's mermaid daughter. This is not the first time when a statue was vandalized. During Black Lives Matter, historical figures were razed off the ground, which was linked to slavery and racism.

    Map of Copenhagen

    Tagged as: Liitle Mermaid Statue, Protest in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark