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Jimmy Carter statue in South Dakota is destroyed willfully

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter statue in South Dakota was to be destroyed and vandalized, officials said.

(Reuters)

A bronze statue of the former President Jimmy Carter, South Dakota, was discovered vandalized on Tuesday, officials said.

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The face of the statue, is located in the downtown of Rapid City, SD, was reported spray-painted black, and KOTA-TV.

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Dallerie Davis, the co-founder of the city of presidents Foundation, told KOTA-TV she did not believe that the graffiti was a hate crime. She said the statue would be easily fixed, due to its longevity.

“Actually, it goes really fast and easy. As soon as we know, and the audience is very good that you let us know immediately if something is wrong,” said Davis. “We turn to a gentlemen, the subsidy Standard who have worked with the foundry, and is very used to working with bronze. And within the few minutes that he will have the paint can be removed.”

KOTA-TV reports that the statue had been fixed as of Tuesday.

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