An unidentified vandal scratched out Robert E. Lee’s head on a Confederate plaque in North Carolina, a Fox affiliate reported Sunday.
The perpetrator scratched out Lee’s head, as well as text printed underneath the visual representation in Asheville, North Carolina, reported Fox 8.
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The United Daughters of the Confederacy erected the memorial in 1926. Police arrested four people in August for damaging it by attempting to remove the plaque with crowbars.
“My people were sold here back in the day,” demonstrator Ernest Brewster told Citizen Times. “This is where they brought black people to be sold. Every time I walk past here, it makes me mad a little bit.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the Asheville police for comment but received none in time for press.
Confederate statues have received particular scrutiny since the August Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation will reward New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu its JFK courage award for his role in taking down four Confederate monuments. (RELATED: New Orleans Mayor Gets JFK Award For Removing Confederate Statues)
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