The Crif has already made removed, several times, anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist tags of the statue.
Since the attacks of January 2015, the statue of the Republic became a tributes media, with graffities, political messages and claims of all kinds.
Bouquets of wilted flowers and candles are also part of the decorum. The mayor of Paris announced a complete restoration and cleaning plan for it. Only the oak, planted in honor of the victims of the attacks and inaugurated by President Holland on January 7, 2016, will be spared.
"Racist, anti-Semitic, anti-police slogans". Pierre Aidenbaum, mayor of the 3rd district of Paris, says this decision was necessary : "This statue has become a dump. Allmost every day, my services have to emove a hatred tag, racist, or anti-Semitic or anti-police one. These slogans have nothing to do with the memorial place. We must clean the statue of the Republic, so that it will reawaken as it was before"... Read more