AWFUL: Lincoln Memorial Vandalized with Explicit Language (PHOTO)
On Tuesday morning, the Lincoln Memorial was vandalized with explicit language in red spray paint.
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NBC Washington reports:
Someone vandalized the Lincoln Memorial, the National Park Service says.
The words “F— law” were found written in red spray paint early Tuesday on a pillar at the monument that overlooks the Capitol building and National Mall, NPS said Tuesday afternoon. The graffiti was found about 4:30 a.m.
Work already has begun to remove the spray paint from the historic stone.
Lincoln Memorial was vandalized amid heightened national uproar over Confederate monuments. The Gateway Pundit previously reported that protesters ripped down a monument of a Confederate soldier Monday evening. The monument has stood in Durham County, NC since 1924.
A crowd of protesters gathered outside the old Durham County courthouse on Main Street Monday evening in opposition to a Confederate monument in front of the government building.
Around 7:10 p.m. a woman climbed the statue using a ladder and attached a rope around the statue.
Moments later, The crowd pulled on the rope and the statue fell.
In 1924, the Confederate statue was dedicated to Durham.
Engraved on the front of the monument is “The Confederate States of America.”
Above it, is a statue representing a soldier who fought in the civil war.
“It needs to be removed,” Loan Tran, an organizer, said earlier Monday. “These Confederate statues in Durham, in North Carolina, all across the country.”
There are similar monuments in several cities around North Carolina.
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