Armored Bus Stop Installed Near 'Slivnitsa' Metro Station in the Capital

A bus stop adjacent to the "Slivnitsa" metro station has been fortified with armor plating due to recurring incidents of vandalism, as reported by bTV.

The decision to reinforce the stop came after repeated instances of systematic window breakage, prompting authorities to replace the damaged glass with thick sheet metal to deter further acts of vandalism.

Italy’s landmark Vasari Corridor defaced by spray paint

The director of Florence's Uffizi Galleries called on Aug. 23 for stiff penalties against vandals who spray-painted graffiti on exterior columns of the Vasari Corridor connecting the famed museum to the Boboli Gardens.

Hours later, Italy's Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano said the presumed vandals have been identified by Carabinieri police. He did not identify the suspects.

‘Bewitched’ statue in Salem vandalized with red paint

In the wiggle of a nose, a man partially covered the "Bewitched" statue in Salem with red paint, police said.

Witnesses called police to report someone spray painting the bronze statue, Capt. John Burke said on June 7. The statue depicts actor Elizabeth Montgomery, as lead character Samantha Stephens in the 1960s sitcom, sitting on a broomstick in front of a crescent moon.

Statues and estates

With the exception of the statue of the former American president Harry Truman in downtown Athens that has been toppled, splashed with paint and firebombed, Greece has not witnessed, at least in recent years, any attempts to "erase" history by means of vandalism.

Anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on Trikala synagogue wall

The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki expressed outrage on Thursday over the scrawling of anti-Semitic slogans on the wall around the historic synagogue of Trikala in central Greece by unidentified vandals in the early morning hours on December 31, following recent renovations to the building.