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Daily WOW: Man Destroys 126 y/o Statue Trying to Take Selfie

Jamie Silva-CC

The Daily Catch - published on 05/06/16

An unidentified Portuguese man destroyed the Dom Sebastiao statue at Rossio railway station in Lisbon, while attempting to take a selfie with the little man:

The unidentified man climbed onto the pedestal of the Dom Sebastiao statue at Rossio railway station in Lisbon in order to capture the perfect shot. Instead the 24-year-old managed to bump the item, sending it crashing to the ground and breaking into dozens of pieces. The statue – which was in perfect condition – had sat adorning the station entrance since June 11, 1890,

With people like ISIS destroying countless ancient artifacts and pieces of art, it is more important than ever to protect the works of art that we have. It is to this man’s flagrant disregard of proper conduct in a public space that we say, Wow!

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