Statues are no strangers to controversies. The fact that they are usually modeled after famous people or objects or are in memory of certain events will often put them at the center of controversy. In some instances, protests and even riots have occurred as a result of statue-related strife.
Statues stirring such discord is hardly a phenomenon limited to a handful of countries. In the United States, statues of Confederate leaders and generals have always been a bone of contention. Elsewhere, the statues of the Devil, Hitler, and even a dog have brought similar tumult.