Monument to refugees who died crossing the Aegean vandalized in Lesvos

A monument set up in memory of the refugees who perished at sea in 2012-2013 as they tries to cross from Turkey to Lesvos was vandalized on Wednesday by unknown individuals.

The monument, which bears the inscribed names of the victims, was splattered with black paint.
A local activist’s movement called “Movement for the Coexistence and Communication in the Aegean” condemned the incident.

“One wonders what the perpetrator or perpetrators intended by attacking the memory of those people. If anything, they have disregarded universal values and traditions which our ancestors first highlighted, such as respecting the dead, whoever they are,” it said in a statement.