A Confederate statue in Nashville’s Centennial Park was graffitied late Sunday night with the words “They were racists” written on it in red spray paint.
Red paint was also poured over the names of more than 500 Tennessee soldiers inscribed on a plaque on the 50-year-old monument, according to CNN affiliate WZTV.
— NewsChannel 5 (@NC5) June 17, 2019
Nashville’s Metro Police Department said officers would be reviewing security footage near the scene.
Last April, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill poured red ink and some of her own blood onto a Confederate monument on the university’s campus, reports CNN.
That monument, dubbed “Silent Sam,” has since been removed.
Many Twitter users celebrated Sunday’s act of vandalism:
Feels more like someone issued a correction. https://t.co/LSTwXhyLRD
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) June 18, 2019
I appreciate their desire to encapsulate the true art form buried beneath the statues prose. A true masterpiece
— michael (@ReadAndAct_) June 17, 2019
I think you mean "fixed."
— Susan York (@mis_cue) June 17, 2019
But they were racists.
— Max Sparber (@maxsparber) June 18, 2019
A fantastic improvement on the original work. pic.twitter.com/vVTbEl1tno
— Bʀᴜᴄᴇ Wᴀʏɴᴇ (@bushido49ers) June 17, 2019