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They paint underpants to the statue of Benito Juárez in Cuernavaca

In most cities it is common to see statues and monuments that refer to an eminent personality who has stood out in society or as a reminder of an event of great importance, so in many cultures and societies they must be seen and treated with great care. respect.

However, there are people to whom the cultural value and decorum that these sculptures should have means nothing, so on several occasions monuments have been known to be vandalized.

Benito Juárez monument in Cuernavaca was vandalized with green shorts

Recently, the case of the statue of Benito Juárez located on the avenue and roundabout that bears his name in the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, went viral, because after several months of not receiving the necessary attention and surveillance, this August 25 woke up with a fluorescent green thong painted on his pants.

The ink on the statue of Benito Juárez did not go unnoticed among motorists, pedestrians and residents of the area, who assured that in recent months, the sculpture did not receive the necessary surveillance or care.

statue of Benito Juárez was painted with fluorescent green underwear

After announcing the event, Cuernavaca City Council Public Services personnel went to the scene to remove the ink from the emblematic monument, whose authors are still unknown.

According to information shared by the authorities, if those responsible are found, they could be sentenced between three and ten years in prison or pay a fine equivalent to the damage caused, as stipulated in the Federal Law on Monuments and Archaeological Zones. valid.

The photograph of the monument with green underwear not only caused outrage on social networks, but also in the mayor of Cuernavaca himself, who commented that the loss of values ​​and the lack of respect for this type of historical symbols that are the heritage of the State is incredible. , referring to the absence of “civic culture” in citizens.


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