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Two women have been charged after a Captain Cook statue in Sydney’s Hyde Park was allegedly defaced.

Police were alerted to graffiti on the statue about 4am on Sunday and arrested two women – aged 27 and 28 – nearby on College Street in the CBD, NSW Police said in a statement.

The women were allegedly found with several spray cans in a bag.

They were charged with destroying or damaging property and possessing a graffiti implement and were refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court later on Sunday.  It comes as Victorian police are also investigating the defacing of statues in Ballarat.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 12: New South Wales police stand guard around a statue of Captain Cook in Hyde Park on June 12, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. The rally was organised to protest against Aboriginal deaths in custody and in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement. 437 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in custody across Australia since the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths In Custody. As the protest is unauthorised by authorities, NSW police have the power to arrest and prosecute attendees for breaking a current COVID-19 health order which bans mass gatherings. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

They were charged with destroying or damaging property and possessing a graffiti implement and were refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court later on Sunday.

It comes as Victorian police are also investigating the defacing of statues in Ballarat.

A statue of Captain James Stirling on Perth's Hay Street for more than 40 years has been damaged. One person has been taken into custody
A statue of Captain James Stirling on Perth’s Hay Street for more than 40 years has been damaged. One person has been taken into custody.

The statues of former Australian prime ministers Tony Abbott and John Howard were sprayed with red paint on Saturday morning.

They have since been covered and fenced off and a conservator will assess the damage on Monday.

A Captain James Stirling statue in Perth was on Friday also defaced and a 30-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage or destruction of property.

The statue’s neck and hands were painted red and an Aboriginal flag was painted over the inscription at the base.

Historical monuments across the world have been toppled over the past two weeks as Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets to call out racism following the death of African American man George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.

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