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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Vandals target Confederate memorial in Forest Park

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Vandals target Confederate memorial in Forest Park

The letter “X” and the phrase “Black Lives Matter” were painted on the large granite monument

Vandals target Confederate memorial in Forest Park

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Vandals targeted a Confederate Memorial in Forest Park overnight. Someone spray painted the letter¬†“X” and the phrase “Black Lives Matter” on the large granite monument.

The memorial was building in 1914 and was controversial even then. Fox 2 reports that the design for the memorial was not to feature a Confederate soldier or similar icons. Earlier this year Mayor Francis Slay suggested moving the memorial.

Parks crews were out today to power wash the stone and remove the spray paint.

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By Colin Jeffery

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