Monday, November 28, 2005

Statue of Bruce Lee Vandalized in Bosnia

Anyone who has happened upon, or frequents, this webpage knows who Bruce Lee is, but who knew that his image was "has been held up as a symbol of unity" in Bosnia-Herzegovina? I certainly didn't.

On November 28th, that's today folks, two statues were unveiled celebrating what would have been the Fist of Fury wielding martial artist, one in Hong Kong and one in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

I understand why there would be a tribute to the Master in Hong Kong. I was surprised by the Mostar commission, but it appears that Bruce Lee is a perfect figure to represent protest against the racial divisions of the Eastern European nation. It's too bad that the symbol has been so quickly a demonstration of their continued existence, as the statue was vandalized within hours of its unveiling.

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