On Saturday, September 2, a forty-eight-year-old tourist in Prague vandalized the statue of St. František Serafinský on Charles Bridge.
The vandalizer left green letters in Pashto meaning “Frantisek”, the name of the saint. On September 5th the statue will have to be removed in order to take the writings off. The city will have to budget at least 15,000 CZK for the repairs.
Prague’s police have had many instances where foreigners have vandalized monuments and statues in the city. In 2014, three French foreigners vandalized the National Theater. They spray painted sculptures with black spray paint and a few months later a Japanese tourist vandalized the wall in the Metro on Divadelní Street, which is also a part of the National Theater.