Unknown people, who react to any reference of homeland and nation, vandalised the work by young street artist Evrytos.
His increasingly famous art commemorates the heroes of 1821.
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolt, the 18-year-old artist depicted the main figures of the struggle – Karaiskakis, Nikitaras, Botsaris, etc.
His work quickly went viral on social media.
As he stated previously, with this move he wanted to celebrate the anniversary of the Revolution, sending his own message to those who seek to gray the ideas of the 1821 struggle.
Last Sunday, however, provocateurs vandalised with green paint a depiction of Georgios Karaiskakis in Faliro.
Commenting on this action, Evrytos wrote on his personal Twitter account:
“I do not mind pressing a painting, I am used to it. What I will never get used to is the ridicule and ingratitude of the ‘Greeks’ towards their heroes,” he commented.
Δε με ενοχλεί το πάτημα μιας ζωγραφιάς, το έχω συνηθίσει.
Αυτό που δε θα συνηθίσω ποτέ όμως είναι τη χλεύη και την αχαριστία των "ελλήνων" προς τους ήρωές τους. pic.twitter.com/kxa0Fc3mZA
— Εύρυτος (@Evritos1) February 14, 2021
After making the tweet, dozens of comments in support followed.
They asked him to continue his work unabated, promoting through his creations the Heroes of 1821 and other depictions of Greek history.
The 18-year-old is studying at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
He is self-taught and has been involved in the fine arts at an amateur level since he was a child.
The young student started experimenting with graffiti and spray paint last December, with his first work being the “damned priest”.