Federal officials are working on finding a vandal after the Lincoln Memorial was defaced early Tuesday morning.
According to Fox 5 DC, the National Park Service discovered the graffiti around 4:30 am and is working on restoring the monument.
Photos of the incident show that the vandal spray painted “f**k law” in red paint on one of the pillars of the Lincoln Memorial.
The park service is using a “gel-type architectural paint stripper safe for use on historic stone” to scrub the graffiti, and says “treatments will be applied as necessary until all evidence of the graffiti is gone.”
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On Monday, a teenager smashed the glass of a Holocaust Memorial in Boston, MA, while protesters in Durham, NC pulled down and kicked a statue memorializing Confederate soldiers.
Other confederate statues are set to be removed across the country.