Man throws bucket of red paint in Rome's Trevi Fountain

October 19, 2007 19:45

A man threw a bucket of red paint or dye into Rome's Trevi Fountain on Friday, coloring the waters of the 18th century monument bright red in front of a crowd of astonished tourists and locals, witnesses said. The man escaped, leaving the fountain, which normally runs on a closed cycle, spouting red water. Police arrived at the scene and technicians briefly shut off the water before restoring a clear flow. The monument, designed by architect Nicola Salvi, has been a tourist hotspot since Federico Fellini's 1960 movie "La Dolce Vita," which featured actress Anita Ekberg seductively splashing in the fountain's waters. Many visitors flip a coin into the fountain, as tradition says that doing so promises a prompt return to the Eternal City.

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