Spanish city protests against ‘too friendly’ devil sculpture

A planned sculpture of Satan in the Spanish city of Segovia has been criticised for being too jolly.

The bronze statue was created as a tribute to a local legend, which says that the devil was tricked into building the city’s famous aqueduct.

But residents say that the devil – who is smiling and taking a selfie with a smartphone – looks too friendly.

The artist told BBC News he was surprised by the level of criticism directed at his artwork.