Confederate monument in N. Carolina once again vandalized

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Confederate monument in Durham, North Carolina, has once again been vandalized.

The News & Observer reports some type of cement or other hard substance was smeared atop the statue and covered raised sections of the monument’s plaque.

Durham police say the vandalism was reported to the department Sunday afternoon. This is at least the second time vandals have defaced the monument, which was created in 2014 by the local faction of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

In 2015, “Black Lives Matter” and “Tear It Down” were found painted on the monument. In 2017, protesters tore down a Confederate monument that used to sit outside of the county courthouse. Charges were later dismissed against them. Last year, protesters tore down a Confederate monument named “Silent Sam” at UNC-Chapel Hill.


Information from: The News & Observer,

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