ST. LOUIS – For the second time in a week, the Confederate monument in St. Louis’ Forest Park is focused.
KMOV-TV reports that “Black Lives Matter” and “End Racism” were four sprayed on the 103-year-old granite monument early Saturday. Graphic language was painted on the monument, after protests and counter-protests on May 23.
Mayor Lyda Krewson, who took office in April, plans to have the monument removed quickly. They expected a removal plan completed by the end of June.
The cities in the South have removed or are considering removal of monuments and statues of the Confederation. Some see them as remnants of racism, while others say that they simply highlight a part of the national history.
Information: KMOV-TV, http://www.kmov.com