Anarchist Graffiti on Monument to the Virgen del Rocío

Country: Spain

Date of incident: September 5, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Anti-Religion or humanism groups



Sometime in the early morning hours of September 5th, vandals sprayed the anarchist "A" on the well-known monument. After city workers were unable to remove the paint using water, the monument's sculptor himself, Elías Rodríguez Picón, arrived to remove the paint. Local residents and officials expressed their outrage over the incident. Police began an investigation and reviewed security camera footage to identify the perpetrators of vandalism.

Sources: ABC.es, Huelva Información, and El Correo 
Photo: @APulso Twitter page