From fairytale to nightmare as Little Mermaid doused in red paint

A man cleans the Little Mermaid statue which was painted red in what local authorities say is an act of vandalism. Denmark’s most famous landmark has been doused in red paint by anti-whaling activists. “Danmark defend the whales of the Faroe Islands” was written in English on the ground in front of the sculpture. Whaling close to shore is permitted in the islands, which lie between the mainland and Iceland and are a self-governing part of Denmark.

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