A number of unknown assailants destroyed a new statue for former President Adly Mansour in Monufiya.
According to privately owned Al-Masry Al-Youm, the statue was placed in Midan Sharaf in Monufiya.
Following this mysterious act of vandalism, the statue was sent to an Armed Forces headquarters for restoration.
Monufiya governor, Ahmed Sherin Fawzy, blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for destroying the statue, which received the most damage to its face. The governor added that the statue would be returned to the square in a couple of days.
It was initially built by the Armed Forces as a gesture of gratitude for the efforts of the former president, and was constructed in record time, the governor explained.
On a separate note, a fine arts committee was formed in Alexandria to examine a statue recently unveiled on Safeya Zagloul Street in Raml Station. The statue created controversy last week because of its resemblance to former President Hosni Mubarak. Both the University of Fine Arts and the governorate claim no responsibility for the odd looking statue.