>> Denmark's famous landmark, the Little Mermaid, doused in red paint by anti-whaling activist. The Copenhagen based statue, which is over 100 years old, was covered in blood red paint on Tuesday afternoon. An accompanying message on the ground, reading in English, Danmark defend the whales of the Faroe Islands.
Whaling close to shore is permitted in the Faroe Islands which lie hundreds of kilometers from Denmark, but are a self governing off shoot of the country. Danish police say they are investigating the incidence as vandalism, but that they don't yet know the identity of those responsible. The statue, which depicts the Little Mermaid from Danish author Hans Christen Anderson's famous story, has been damaged several times in the past, including two decapitations.