Image copyright Reuters Image caption The slogan references the long-running protests in Hong Kong One of the best-known attractions in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, the Little Mermaid statue, has been spray-painted with a “Free Hong Kong” slogan. The words were found daubed in red and white on the rock the mermaid sits on. It is just…

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The slogan references the lengthy-operating protests in Hong Kong

Regarded as one of the well-known finest-known sights in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, the Dinky Mermaid statue, has been spray-painted with a “Free Hong Kong” slogan.

The words had been learned daubed in red and white on the rock the mermaid sits on.

It is loyal the latest incident in a lengthy history of vandalism suffered by the vacationer space.

Since first being keep up better than 100 years ago she has been decapitated, covered in graffiti and banned from Fb over nudity.

The mermaid overlooking the waters on the port of Copenhagen is particularly celebrated with Chinese language vacationers.

In 2010, The 175kg (385lb) bronze statue became a part of Denmark’s pavilion on the World Exhibition in Shanghai.

Hong Kong has been gripped by months of protests anxious more democracy and fewer administration from Beijing.

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Over time, the mermaid has got aged to being covered in paint – this hiss is from 2017

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The Dinky Mermaid became first beheaded in 1964

Created in tribute to the Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, the mermaid has overpassed the entrance of the Copenhagen harbour since 1913 and over time has turn into a world-infamous icon of the metropolis.

Yet she has no longer loved a mute lifestyles. In 1964, her head became hacked off for the first time, never to be learned.

Since then, an arm and the (replaced) head again be pleased suffered the a similar destiny whereas an explosion as soon as knocked her off her rock into the water.

She has moreover been frequently sprayed with paint and graffiti, been covered with a burqa and banned from Fb for breaching nudity guidelines.

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