Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue doused with paint - again

It's the second time in as many weeks that the iconic statue has been targeted by vandals.
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It's the second time in as many weeks that the iconic statue has been targeted by vandals.

Danish police say Copenhagen's famed Little Mermaid statue was found doused with paint early on Wednesday (local time) for the second time in two weeks.

Police said the iconic bronze statue was covered in blue and white paint, with "Free Abdulle" written on the ground in front below. It was not clear who it was referring to.

Police said city workers were removing the paint.

The famous statue has been a target for vandalism ever since it was installed in 1913.
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The famous statue has been a target for vandalism ever since it was installed in 1913.

The Little Mermaid was created in tribute to the Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.

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Sitting on a rock at the entrance of the Copenhagen harbor since 1913, she has been a popular target for vandals, who have blown her off her perch, beheaded her, and painted her. 

The Little Mermaid was doused in red paint on May 30 before the most recent vandal attack.
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The Little Mermaid was doused in red paint on May 30 before the most recent vandal attack.

On May 30, red paint was doused on the girl-sized statue. No-one has been apprehended.

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 - AP

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