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Foreigners filmed scrawling graffiti on walls in downtown Ho Chi Minh City

Foreigners filmed scrawling graffiti on walls in downtown Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday, May 19, 2024, 16:56 GMT+7
Foreigners filmed scrawling graffiti on walls in downtown Ho Chi Minh City
A screenshot shows a foreign woman spraying paint on walls at an alley on Le Loi Boulevard in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.

A video shot by a ride-hailing driver has gone viral on social media in Vietnam, showing a group of three foreigners spaying paint and scrawling graffiti on walls and coiling doors along Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Many viewers have left comments on social platforms to criticize these vandals.

The act of vandalism was conducted on the evening of May 3, according to information displayed in the video captured by L.T.V., a ride-hailing driver.

In the video, the group, including two men and a woman, carry a black bag containing some spray paint bottles and brushes, and walk along some streets in District 1.

They were filmed arriving at an empty alley on Le Loi and taking these spray paint bottles out of the bag to start sullying the walls and coiling doors.

The 10-minute video clip also showed that while the woman engaged in the act of vandalism, the two men stood guard.

The men sprayed paint on the walls themselves. Their graffiti and spray paint covered all the blank spaces of these walls along the street.

A group of three foreigners captured on a video vandalizing walls and doors on Le Loi Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

A group of three foreigners are captured on video vandalizing walls and doors on Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

The facades of shops and houses along Le Loi Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City are filled with graffiti and spray paint. The photo was taken on May 18, 2024. Photo: Tien Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The façades of shops and houses along Le Loi Boulevard in downtown Ho Chi Minh City are filled with graffiti and spray paint. This picture was taken on May 18, 2024. Photo: Tien Quoc / Tuoi Tre

According to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, over 50 houses with coiling metal doors on Le Loi were covered in various shapes of graffiti.

Several bus stops were also defaced with graffiti and spray paint.

To combat this vandalism, city authorities should take decisive actions, conduct regular patrols along all streets, and impose strict sanctions on vandals, according to the Road Traffic Infrastructure Management Center.

The center also proposed that the authorities in all districts and Thu Duc City encourage residents to report acts of vandalism to police and reward those who provide tips.

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Tieu Bac - Tien Quoc / Tuoi Tre News

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