From Reuters, with thanks to all those who sent this in:
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Unknown perpetrators have dressed Denmark’s best-known tourist attraction, the “Little Mermaid” statue, in a traditional Muslim robe in a protest over possible Turkish EU membership.
“Turkey in the EU?” read a sign hung around the statue, covered from head to foot in the black “burka” worn by many devout Muslim women, Danish broadcaster DR News reported on Thursday….
In Denmark, 49 percent are against opening talks with the mainly Muslim state, according to a Gallup opinion poll.
The bronze statue of a naked mermaid sitting on a rock on the seafront in downtown Copenhagen is based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale.