I am on record as supporting graffiti on the the Great Wall as a means of expressing anger and concern about the what lies behind the wall. However, I have always made it clear that I do not support graffiti which damages any of the paintings. Here is a extract from an e-mail I sent to Gerry O'Donnell about this 2 weeks ago
"I have no problem with people adding graffiti to the Great Wall providing that they do not damage existing contributions."
I very much hope that this act of vandalism was not an effort to undermine the Friends of Ramsgate Seafront who are working tirelessy to improve our seafront and tackle eyesores such as Pleasurama site and the boarded up Pavillion. If anyone feels that my comments have in any way encourage this act of vandalism then please accept my full and unreserved apology