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The Statue of the old dane vandalized

A statue of the Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, has been vandalized on the night of Tuesday in the heart of Copenhagen.

The typing of the home media Sermitsiaq.ag, which has got the information confirmed at the Copenhagen Police.

Hans Egede was a missionary and kolonialist in Greenland in the 1700s.

the Statue has been painted on the word 'decolonize' - afkoloniser - with red paint. The stands at the Frederik's Church - better known as the marble church.

the Case will be investigated as a hærværkssag, informs the Police to Sermitisiaq.ag on Tuesday morning.


Earlier in June, was a Hans Egede statue in Nuuk in Greenland to the same treatment. Also here, wrote the offender 'decolonize' on the monument.

the Vandalism caused a deal of debate among supporters and opponents against the statue. Some will have completely gone - the others will have moved.

the Mayor of Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq, where Nuuk is situated, have decided to involve the citizens in the decision about what should happen with the statue of the Danish-Norwegian missionary.


Also a statue of the Danish polar explorer Knud Rasmussen has been vandalized.

on Tuesday morning, writes TV2 Lorry so that a relief of Knud Rasmussen in Hundested is doused with red paint.

Knud Rasmussen was born in Greenland in 1879, but moved to Denmark as a child. Later he returned to Greenland on several expeditions.

In Hundested has the vandalism caused wonder. In the city is the Knud Rasmussen museum, and here tells the curator Søren la Cour Jensen, TV2 Lorry, to Knud Rasmussen was a well-liked man in Greenland.

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more recently, The monuments of prominent colonialists several locations in north America and Europe pulled down or otherwise vandalized.

It is made in connection with the protests against racism and police violence after the George Floyd died during an arrest in the UNITED states.

Here the river protesters of a statue of confederate general Albert Pike down in Washington D. C. earlier in June. Video: Reuters via Ritzau Scanpix

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