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Queen was a load of bull, in graffitist’s view

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A vandal in Lower Manhattan apparently thinks Queen Elizabeth was not bully good.

According to police, on Fri., Sept. 9, around 2:30 a.m., a group of four young people approached the “Charging Bull” statue at Bowling Green, at the corner of Morris Street and Broadway. The queen, 96, had died just hours earlier the previous afternoon.

One of the group, a young woman, used a “paint marker-type instrument” to write the words “F— THE QUEEN” on the statue. They then fled northbound on Broadway.

The anti-monarch-marking perp is wanted on a charge of criminal mischief.

Police released photos of the suspect and her sidekicks. (N.Y.P.D.)

Critics of the British royalty hate them, among other reasons, for having historically presided over what they charge was a racist and brutal colonial empire.

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. Tips can result in cash rewards. All tips are strictly confidential.


  1. Mary Reinholz Mary Reinholz September 24, 2022

    Stupid attack on symbol of capitalism against dead old rich lady who had no real power as a monarch in the UK. Americans can’t seem to understand why the Brits so loved Elizabeth 2 that they stood in long lines up to 24 hours for a glimpse at her casket. Oh well, love and tradition don’t count much in the throwaway culture of the U.S. of A. Petty grievance and raw hatred still prevail in post Trump years.

    • John Penley John Penley September 26, 2022

      ANTIFA says HELL YEAH, Comrades, and if they are arrested, because The Village Sun ratted them out, the defense attorney is on me and maybe Father Pat?

  2. Sean Sean September 24, 2022

    How ironic.

    In 1776 American patriots in Lower Manhattan tore down a statue of King George in this very location -– Bowling Green –- beheaded it, and melted it down to forge bullets for the colonists to fight British imperialism.

    Now an anti-monarchist scribble on a statue warrants arrest.

    It’s sad to see how some Americans still adulate the British royalty that so many American freedom fighters died trying to rid this country of.

    FTQ! And while we’re at it: FTK!!

  3. Carol Yost Yost Carol Yost Yost September 24, 2022

    No, it’s an appropriate comment on why the defacement was done. Many people are upset about the adulation of the monarchy, because there were massacres committed in the name of the Crown. I have very mixed feelings about it. Prince Philip was very racist. But I like Harry and Meghan, for sure. Diana was a political activist and a good one. Michael Moore recently released a podcast about this, including a lengthy comment by Chris Hedges. At its best, the Monarchy is a pageant that celebrates the meaning of Britain and its history. When it had real power, many bad deeds were done under the British flag.

  4. Starship Trooper Starship Trooper September 23, 2022

    This line of this item says it all:

    “Critics of the British royalty hate them, among other reasons, for having historically presided over what they charge was a racist and brutal colonial empire.”

    Does that really need to be added to this item…
    Or is it The Village Sun making a political statement?

    Whoever is the “editor” of this publication needs to sharpen their pencil.

  5. John Penley John Penley September 23, 2022

    Gimme a break. Leave these kids alone. What they did will take under a minute to clean off. With all the serious violent crimes being committed every day this is the featured one? What a big load of horse s–t. Ask Father Pat Moloney what he thinks about about this “crime”.

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