Historic statue defaced amid Anzac Day dawn service in Sydney
A historic statue in Sydney, was defiled with red paint resembling blood and black inscriptions during an Anzac Day dawn service.
The monument, dedicated to former NSW Governor Lachlan Macquarie, was defaced with phrases such as “here stands a mass murderer who ordered genocide” and “Lest We Forget the Frontier Wars,” the latter also painted in red letters on the pavement leading to the statue.
NSW Police received reports of the vandalism at around 7am on Tuesday, as the Anzac Day Dawn Services concluded. Distraught locals criticized the act, stating it transpired during the Windsor Dawn Service held nearby.
Premier Chris Minns labeled the vandalism “shocking” and “a disgrace” considering its occurrence on Anzac Day.
One of our country’s most important freedoms is that of free speech.
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