Copenhagen’s ‘racist fish’ Little Mermaid statue vandalised again

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The statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, a famed Copenhagen landmark, has been vandalised.

The text “racist fish” was tagged on the stone on which the oft-attacked 1.65-metre high bronze sitting at the entrance of the Copenhagen harbour.

The statue was created in tribute to the Danish storyteller Andersen.

Police stand by the statue (Mads Claus Rasmussen/AP)
Police stand by the statue (Mads Claus Rasmussen/AP)

The case comes as statues and monuments around the world are being reconsidered in light of racial justice demonstrations following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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