Bruce Lee the Unifier of Muslims, Serbs and Croats.
A bronze statue of Bruce Lee, a Chinese-American martial arts master in a typical fighting pose, is unveiled during a ceremony in Mostar November 26, 2005. A new symbol of unity was erected on Saturday in the ethnically divided Bosnian city of Mostar – a statue of Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee, worshipped by Muslims, Serbs and Croats. A group of enthusiasts in Mostar, the scene of fighting between Muslims and Croats in 1993-1994, agreed they needed a symbol of justice, mastery and honesty – virtues upheld by the late Chinese-American actor. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)
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A new statue honouring late martial arts legend Bruce Lee was vandalised hours after it was unveiled in this southern Bosnian city, police and witnesses said.
We have received reports that the statue has been damaged. We are currently investigation the incident,” a police officer in Mostar said.
The life-size bronze statue of the kung fu cinema icon in a defensive position holding nun chucks, part of kung fu equipment, was unveiled during an emotional ceremony here Saturday.
The chain and one of the nun chucks’ sticks were missing and empty wine bottles were scattered around the statue in a city park, according to an AFP reporter.
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