<figure> <img src="https://cdni.rt.com/files/2018.11/article/5be5509efc7e9301528b4607.jpg"> <figcaption>A Croatian vandal attempted to destroy a monument to an anti-fascist hero. FILE PHOTO. © Wikimedia Commons / <span class="copyright">Free</span></figcaption> </figure> <strong>In a glorious example of swift justice, a 65-year-old man has been hospitalized after a botched attempt to topple a monument of Yugoslav anti-fascist martyr Rade Končar caused the statue to fall on him and break his leg.</strong> The shattered limb isn’t the only punishment the man will receive for the act of <em>“savage vandalism,”</em> according to the police. He will also be hit with a fine, and possibly even jail time after being released from the hospital. Meanwhile, the statue has been restored to its full glory. <figure> <div class="media__youtube"> <iframe class="media__youtube-frame" width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z8wHj8H1chE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> <figcaption></figcaption> </figure>
Končar fought against the Nazi-backed Ustaše regime during the second World War, but was eventually ambushed and killed by firing squad. After his death, he became a resistance symbol and he remains a figure of national pride for many Croatians.
Croatian politician Krešo Beljak mockingly tweeted that “Rade Končar breaks the legs of fascists 76 years after they shot him.”
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