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Vandals splatter Lincoln Memorial with green paint

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By CNN Staff

Vandals splashed green paint on the base of the Lincoln Memorial’s statue overnight, prompting officials to temporarily close the marble fixture on Washington’s National Mall, authorities said.

Police were alerted just before 1:30 a.m. and found paint splattered on the leg and base of the 19-foot-tall statue of Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Park Police Capt. Steven Booker told CNN Friday. There were no discernible letters or markings.

The memorial will be closed until it is cleaned up, Booker said. A time frame was not given.

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(Source: CNN)

6 comments

    • uhavenoclu

      Thank you. Couldn't agree more. Been saying that. Where was our soldiers who are supposed to be protecting our country?
      9/11 Will seem like a picnic compared to where we are heading and it won't be extrrnal…. going to be another civil war soon.

      • Joe

        Soldiers don't protect monuments, you twit. The Park Police do and they missed that one. Post when you sober up.

        • uhavenoclu

          Sorta like in gettysburg huh? Park service does a good job repairing and defacing monuments and blaming it on others so they can shorten the park hours unlike before when the park was open all night just so they can not deal with the ghost hunters and drug deals since that is what gettysburg is known for which is why businesses get broken into and most people there look like they just took a bath in the gutter.
          Park police or soldiers either way authority has no meaning anymore. Just shoot the problem away is the mindset today.

  • MyTakeOnIt

    You can put tons of concrete walls around monuments to protect from terrorists but not cameras to protect from domestic vandalism.

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