Four vandals are being sought by police for scrawling “f–k the Queen” on the Wall Street Charging Bull earlier this month, police said.
The obscene message was etched onto the iconic Financial District bronze sculpture at about 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 9 — one day after Queen Elizabeth II died, police said.
The suspects used a “paint marker type instrument” to deface the bull’s forehead, cops said.
Police released video of the suspects, who appear to be a group of two young women and two young men. Two of the hooligans held hands as the entourage strolled down the street.
The Charging Bull has been vandalized several times in the past, including twice in 2019.
In September 2019, Texas truck driver Tevon Varlack attacked “the devil” sculpture as he hacked at it with a steel banjo, leaving it with a gash in its right horn.
One month later, a climate activist doused the bull with red paint after staging a “die-in” at its hooves to symbolize what they said was the environmental destruction caused by Wall Street.
More recently, the bull was draped in flowers in February 2021 to honor the death of Arturo Di Modica, who created the sculpture over three decades earlier.
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