Lincoln Memorial on National Mall defaced with graffiti
Lincoln Memorial on National Mall defaced with graffiti
Graffiti at the Lincoln Memorial
16 August, 2017, 07:17
U.S. News and World Reports says the graffiti was found around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning on a column at the memorial.
Police are looking for the person responsible for writing the words "F-- law" on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, according to a press release by the National Park Service.
However, a tweet from a reporter in the nation's capital showed that remnants of the graffiti remained this afternoon.
They're utilizing a "mild gel-type architectural paint stripper" that should remove the lettering without damaging the stone, National Park Services said in a statement.
During the height of the summer travel season in Washington, D.C., visitors traveling to the Lincoln Memorial noticed something unusual. In fact, it's not the first time the Lincoln Memorial has been defaced this year. Any words were indecipherable.
Most outdoor memorials around Washington, like those commemorating Lincoln, Jefferson and Franklin Roosevelt, are open to the public 24 hours a day. Local ABC affiliate WJLA-TV reported that the graffiti included small phrases that appeared to be conspiracy theories, such as "Jackie shot JFK", "blood test is a lie, leukemia, cancer HIV get 2nd opinion" and "9/11/01 Misty pilots fly planes into WTC 1, 2, P, F". The Lincoln Memorial also had green paint splashed on it in 2013. She was arrested but later found incompetent to stand trial.
Anyone with information on who vandalized the memorial is asked to call U.S. Park Police at 202-610-7515.
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