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.
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.
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.
Lack of “civic culture”, those who carry out acts of vandalism in historical monuments, says mayor of #Cuernavaca @jluriosteguis . Today the cleaning work of the statue of Benito Juárez will be carried out @radiouaem @CES_Morelos pic.twitter.com/G0e9BYqwcz
— Monydelsol (@monydelsol) August 25, 2022
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.