Vandals Spraypaint Charles Bridge

Two graffiti “artists” took his craft to Prague’s Charles Bridge yesterday, leaving the city’s landmark with not just a tag but a mostly-illegible diatribe that stretches for about 5 meters down the Bridge’s side wall towards the Old Town end.

The vandal appears to be two foreigners. They sprayed the pillar of the Charles Bridge, located between Kampa and the street at the Lusatian Seminary.

Police officers arrested the two men immediately.

Because Charles Bridge is a national monument, the offender faces a higher penalty that could result in a maximum sentence of three years in prison.

The vandalism occurred yesterday at around ten in the evening.

Graffiti on national monuments is rare but not unknown: A Japanese tourist in December 2014 painted on an underpass that was part of the National Theater. In October 2014, a French tourist painted teeth and a tongue on the National Theater itself.

The Astronomical Clock Tower has also been damaged by vandals on several occasions.

Author: red

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