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

The Danish capital’s landmark has repeatedly been vandalised.

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A view of the statue of the Little Mermaid, after it was vandalised (Niels Christian Vilmann/AP)

A view of the statue of the Little Mermaid, after it was vandalised (Niels Christian Vilmann/AP)

A view of the statue of the Little Mermaid, after it was vandalised (Niels Christian Vilmann/AP)

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.

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

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

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

It has been a popular target for vandals, who have previously blown her off her perch, beheaded her and painted her.

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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