Anti-racist graffiti found at the cemetery of the Southern obelisk

NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – An Employee monument on a Tennessee cemetery has been vandalized with graffiti.

News outlets reported Tuesday that the monument to the Confederate Circle in Nashville’s Mount Olivet cemetery was damaged, although it is unclear when the attack took place.

The photos show the base of the 45-foot (14-meter) monument painted with a crossed-out swastika, the symbol for anarchy, the abbreviation for “Black Lives Matter” and the words “Antifa,” “Dismantling White Supremacy” and “Racist.”

According to the National Register of Historic Places registration form, the cemetery of the Southern Circle is the home of the graves of about 1,500 Confederate veterans, including remains from other cemeteries and states.

No arrests have been made.

This is the second recent act of the Confederate monument vandalism local, after the December dousing of the own Nathan Bedford Forrest statue with pink paint.

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