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Australia Historic Adelaide statue vandalised for second time

02:51  25 june  2020
02:51  25 june  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Image caption The former lock-up on Everton Brow is a Grade II listed building. An iconic tower linked to Everton Football Club has been vandalised for a second time with the words '6 times '. A Liverpool Football Club official said: "It's a part of this city's history and needs to be left alone".

It is the second time in two weeks the philosopher's grave has been attacked in Highgate Cemetery. Karl Marx's memorial in north London has been vandalised for the second time in two weeks. The words "Doctrine of Hate" and "Architect of Genocide" are scrawled in red on the Grade

An historic statue in Adelaide has been vandalised for a second night in a row.

Graffiti was cleaned off the Colonel William Light statue in Adelaide yesterday, but overnight it was again targeted by vandals.

The words "No pride in genocide" and 'death to Australia' were written on the statue in red paint.

a clock tower in front of a statue: The Colonial William Light statue has been vandalised twice. © AAP The Colonial William Light statue has been vandalised twice.

It is one of a number of vandalism attacks across Adelaide over the past two days.

The Boer War memorial in the heart of Adelaide's CBD was hit with red paint the words saying 'no justice on stolen land'.

Adelaide Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor told the Adelaide Advertiser yesterday it was "disappointing" to see vandalism and graffiti in public spaces.

In South Australia, offenders face serious penalties if caught vandalising, including up to 10 years' imprisonment or a maximum $7500 fine.

The latest incident follows the vandalising of statues representing colonialism across Australia and the world and appears to be linked to the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

Earlier this month in Sydney, two Captain Cook statues were defaced, one in Hyde Park and one in Randwick.

Statue of Adelaide founder Colonel William Light again vandalised with slogans .
A statue of Adelaide founder Colonel William Light in one of the city's most prominent vantage points has been defaced with the words "death to Australia" and "no pride in genocide".The Light's Vision statue, on Montefiore Hill in North Adelaide, was tagged with the words "no pride in genocide" and "death to Australia", which were written in red at the base.

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