Black Lives Vandalism–
A spray painted message of Black Lives Matter was painted on a monument to former Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., Thursday, June 25, 2015. The vandalism comes after a mass shooting in Charleston South Carolina has sparked a nationwide debate on the public display of Confederate imagery. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Black Lives Matter criminals vandalized another Confederate Statue, this time in Richmond, Virginia.
The protesters spray-painted “Black Lives Matter” on the Jefferson Davis monument.
Hampton Roads reported:
Amid calls for Confederate symbols to come down around the South, a monument to Confederacy President Jefferson Davis was vandalized in Richmond, spray-painted with the phrase “Black Lives Matter.”
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The statue is one of several to former Confederate officials along the iconic Monument Avenue in Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy. The vandalism was visible Thursday morning, though it was unclear when the spray-painting happened.
Confederate imagery has been vandalized before in Richmond, a city where about half of the 250,000 population is black. The city has been home to the heart of the Confederate movement as well the center of the U.S. slave trade, where as many as 500,000 Africans were sent in chains to plantations across the South. Racial tensions continue to smolder 150 years after the end of the Civil War.
The spray-painting on the statue of Davis — who is buried in Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery along with 22 former Confederate generals and thousands of soldiers — is significant because it comes as a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, has sparked a nationwide debate on the public display of Confederate symbols. This week, Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced he wants to banish Confederate flag logos from state-issued vanity license plates for the Sons of Confederate Veterans.