“Who is weary? “,” King of thieves “and” Stop racism sexism “, could we read in pink on the statue.
“I do not know by whom this act was committed, or even by virtue of which claim”, reacted the mayor of Namur, Maxime Prévot (cdH). “It is lamentable to attack once again monuments in public space. It never enhances the authors, or even the cause they claim to serve. (…) We are going to do what is necessary to clean the building as quickly as possible. “
The former Belgian monarch Leopold II is decried for his crucial role in the colonization of the Congo while Belgium has opened a debate on the memory of this Belgian colonial past. Some cities, such as Louvain recently, have decided to remove the statues representing it.