Anarchist Graffiti on Monument to the Virgen del Rocío
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.