The University of Virginia has cleaned up a vandalized statue of Thomas Jefferson and is investigating the crime, which occurred last weekend. The statue was apparently doused with red paint the day before UVA’s Black Student Alliance presented a list of “demands” that included taking down Confederate plaques on campus and teaching students about the relation between Jefferson and white supremacy, the Daily Progress reported.
— Dean Seal (@JDeanSeal) August 24, 2017
Two days ago, Charlottesville “shrouded” the controversial statue of Robert E. Lee around which leftist and neo-Nazi protesters clashed earlier this month, resulting in three deaths.
— Mike (@JustCallMeFoxy) August 24, 2017
This morning, Ohio state Rep. Wes Goodman reported that a courthouse statue of a Revolutionary War hero has been decapitated. Yes, that’s Revolutionary War, not Civil War. Col. William Crawford served George Washington in the American Revolution and was tortured to death by Native Americans who had been raiding American settlements along the frontier.
Crossed Delaware with Washington, fought at Monongahela, Trenton, Princeton, burned at stake 78 years before Confederacy existed. https://t.co/U3oUvmXWAG
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) August 25, 2017