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Haydnseek
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A Brilliant Act of Protest

Post by Haydnseek » Sun May 20, 2007 9:07 pm

Mermaid statue draped in Muslim dress
Sun May 20, 4:16 PM ET

The Little Mermaid statue in Denmark's capital was found draped in a Muslim dress and head scarf Sunday morning.

Police removed the clothing after a telephone caller reported it, spokesman Jorgen Thomsen said.

The statue sculpted in tribute to author Hans Christian Andersen draws about 1 million visitors a year and is targeted occasionally by vandals. On Tuesday, the statue's face, left arm and lap were found doused with red paint.

In 2004, someone put a burqa, the head-to-toe Islamic robe, on the statue, along with a sign questioning Turkey's bid to join the European Union.

The bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen has sat on a rock in Copenhagen harbor since 1913.

Copyright © 2007 The Associated Press.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070520/ap_ ... le_mermaid
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Post by jbuck919 » Sun May 20, 2007 9:17 pm

Next thing you know they'll emasculate the mannequin-pis.

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