Protesters Vandalize Charleston Confederate Statue With ‘Black Lives Matter’

Protesters Vandalize Charleston Confederate Statue With ‘Black Lives Matter’

A statue memorializing the Confederacy is spray-painted several days after a shooting at a historic black church Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. Police spokesman Charles Francis said city workers used a tarp to cover up the graffiti marking the stone pedestal beneath the statue. He said he didn't know when the graffiti was spray-painted there, but said it would be cleaned off. (AP Photo/WCSC-TV, Philip Weiss)
A statue memorializing the Confederacy is spray-painted several days after a shooting at a historic black church Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/WCSC-TV, Philip Weiss)

 

 

CHARLESTON, S.C. (The Huffington Post) — Police say someone spray-painted the message “Black Lives Matter” on a statue memorializing the Confederacy in Charleston several days after a shooting at a historic black church.

Police spokesman Charles Francis said city workers used a tarp to cover up the graffiti marking the stone pedestal beneath the statue. He said he didn’t know when the graffiti was spray-painted there, but said it would be cleaned off.

He said police are investigating.

 

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