Artwork in city centre vandalised in protest

An artwork originally made to mark the Russia - Nato summit in 2002 and located at Hotel Saga was vandalized yesterday. The artist, Hulda Hákon will not be pressing charges. 

The artwork, called Twenty Flames, symbolizing the NATO countries and Russia, was painted with red with the word "Turkey" and was tarred and feathered. Hulda Hákon says that the political landscape has changed since 2002 and that she understands the protest. "People have to protest somewhere and I'm neither sad or angry about this. It's not the first time that this happens." She adds that there's a lot of sorrow in Iceland about the disappearance and possible death of activist Haukur Hilmarsson who was fighting with the Kurds in Syria. 

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