Little Mermaid again doused with paint

Copenhagen’s famous landmark sprayed with blue and white paint this time

The iconic Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen seems to have become an unwitting pawn in the hands of people trying to send a political message.

Two weeks ago, the sculpture of Hans Christian Andersen’s legendary character was painted red to protest the killing of whales in the Faroe Islands.

And today she was found painted blue and white, with the text ‘Free Abdulle’ written in front of her.

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Vexatious vandals
Police say they are searching for a thin, light-haired girl measuring about 170cm. No other information has been released.

The vandalism also comes just a day after the statue of Lise Nørgaard, the beloved creator of Denmark’s historic TV series ‘Matador’, was splashed with red paint in Roskilde – the day before the author turned 100 no less.





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