‘SHAME’ Spray-Painted On Virginia Confederate Monument

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The word “SHAME” was spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Virginia, according to The Virginian-Pilot Monday.

The word appeared scrawled on a monument labeled “Our Confederate Dead” in Norfolk.

Lori Crouch, a Norfolk spokeswoman, said that the paint had been removed Monday afternoon.

“Norfolk police responded to the 400 block of East Main Street shortly after 8:45 a.m. on Monday morning for a vandalism that occurred to a monument in downtown Norfolk,” said Daniel Hudson, public information officer for the Norfolk Police Department. “When police arrived they observed the word ‘Shame’ spray painted on the monument.  A vandalism report was created, and police ask anyone with information to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.”

The Norfolk City Council decided to keep the monument in 2015 after considering pressure from a civil rights group to remove it on the grounds that it symbolized slavery and racism.

“You can’t erase history just because you don’t like it,” said Angelia Williams Graves, a black vice mayor of Norfolk, to The Virginian-Pilot in 2015. “It is what it is. To remove it would be a mistake.”

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the Norfolk city council for comment, but received none in time for publication.

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