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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 02:05 PM

Confederate Statue Vandalized With Graffiti In Charleston As Emanuel AME Church Reopens

Located in Charleston’s White Point Gardens, the statue was dedicated “To the Confederate Defenders of Charleston -- Fort Sumter” in a reference to the U.S. Civil War. The defaced statue was briefly covered with a tarp, but the tarp has since been removed, exposing the graffiti to bystanders....
http://www.ibtimes.com/confederate-statue-vandalized-graffiti-charleston-emanuel-ame-church-reopens-1976540


Photos at link, sorry I don't know how to post

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4139 Jun 2015 OP
Warpy Jun 2015 #1
Ichingcarpenter Jun 2015 #2
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2015 #3
NutmegYankee Jun 2015 #4
Warren Stupidity Jun 2015 #5
marions ghost Jun 2015 #6
Bluenorthwest Jun 2015 #7
DBoon Jun 2015 #8
Ace Rothstein Jun 2015 #9

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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 02:11 PM

1. I'm surprised it's this mild

It should stay there forever, IMO.

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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 02:15 PM

2. Photo




At the southeastern corner of White Point Garden is a large allegorical statue dedicated "To the Confederate Defenders of Charleston - Fort Sumter 1861-1865." Erected by the Charleston Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1932, the bronze statue is 12 feet tall and rests on a granite base 13 feet tall. The sculptor was Hermon Atkins MacNeil.[3]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Point_Garden

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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 02:16 PM

3. I tried to bring in the picture. couldn't.make it work

 

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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 02:35 PM

4. That we have monuments to the lives of traitors at all is half the problem.

People care more about the Benedict Arnold's who opened fire on soldiers of United States Army than about black lives.

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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 02:35 PM

5. Good.

 

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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 02:41 PM

6. thanks for posting

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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 02:51 PM

7. I really find it appalling that they have this sort of monument at all.

 

And the streets named for such people and that flag. I do not understand it at all.

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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 03:03 PM

8. Like the statue of Empress Josephine in Martinique

She persuaded Napoleon to re-instate slavery. The modern descendents of slaves show their appreciation this way:

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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 04:25 PM

9. Hopefully someone takes a wrecking ball to it.

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