In Copenhagen, the unknown sprayed black paint the famous statue of the little Mermaid from the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, writes the Danish newspaper Berlingske.

it is Reported that the vandals also wrote on a granite pedestal the phrase “racist fish.” The incident occurred at dawn. To find offenders and to recover from them damages the local authorities hope using cameras and face detection.

the Statue, created by sculptor Edward Eriksen was opened in August 1913 and since then is regularly subjected to vandalism. In 2003, 175-killogramovy bronze mermaid overturned in the water.