The Raoul Wallenberg sculpture in the Ångfärje Park in Helsingborg, Sweden was vandalised. The damage was discovered when a new memorial at the site is to be inaugurated.
On January 29th, five quotations carved in stone were to be unveiled at the Raoul Wallenberg memorial site. The stones will remind us of the refugee boats that arrived here and elsewhere along the coast during WWII. A sculpture of Raoul Wallenberg’s briefcase already stands on the site.
Someone has now poured white paint all over the sculpture.
The police decided to have reinforced surveillance of the site.
“We classify it as vandalism with a hate crime motive”, says Sara Andersson, police spokesperson.