Insults Tagged on Catholic Monument in Valladolid

Country: Spain

Date of incident: December 9, 2022

On the night of the 9. December, unknown perpetrators spray-painted insults on the Monument to the Brotherhood of Valladolid in the city of Valladolid. The vandals painted the word "paedophile" on the statue of the brother and "little slut" on the statue of the girl. The monument represents the tradition of the Valladolid Holy Week. The incident has been reported by the police and the cleaning service has been notified. The police is looking for witnesses to identify the perpetrators.



The sculpture represents an adult brotherhood member in a tunic and hood, next to a girl, also a brotherhood member, while she lights the flame of the torch carried by her companion.


During the month of November, other emblems in Valladolid have been vandalised by perpetrators. This includes Christmas lights and Nativity displays.

Source: Valladolid Plural

Image from El Norte de Castilla