Statues of Confederate generals on college campuses and in public spaces are being graffitied with tags like "Racist" and "Black Lives Matter," as the debate over Confederate flags rages across the country.
A statue of John C. Calhoun in downtown Charleston had an inscription above it with the words "Truth Justice and the Constitution," to which "and Slavery" was added in red spray paint, WCSC reports.
On Sunday, another confederate monument in Charleston was defaced, CBD News 2 reported, singling out South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Charleston Mayor John Patrick Riley. "Riley & Haiely this is the root of our evil, why def-fend this evil", some of the graffiti said.
At the University of Texas at Austin, three confederate statues were graffitied. The Statesman reports that incoming University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves has said he will discuss taking the Confederate statues down, in line with requests from the student government.
Statue of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, UT Austin
Statues of Confederate Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and Robert E. Lee, UT Austin
In Baltimore, a Confederate soldier's tombstone spray painted with "Black Lives Matter":