Friday, August 13, 2004

Iraq War Brings Destruction To Split

Last night police arrested two individuals – Croatian citizens – for vandalising ancient monuments in the very heart of Split. They spray-painted couple of monuments with slogans praising Saddam Hussein and "People's Liberation Struggle of Iraq".

I could only speculate what led those two men to commit such act, but relatively swift police action is somewhat easier to explain. This occurred in the middle of tourist season and authorities don't like possibility of certain foreigners seeing such slogans and making wrong conclusions about their own security.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vandalising ancient monuments seems to be fashionable this summer, considering that Italy has been struggling with grotesque acts of vandalism in Rome and Venice.

Did they manage to clean the monuments in Split?

Michael M.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Dragan said...

I think they'll clean them rather quick. Art conservationists have quite a lot of experience in this sort of thing.

12:32 AM  

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