North Carolina police probe Confederate monument vandalism
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police are investigating vandalism involving a Confederate monument.
Media outlets report that Salisbury police got a call around 2 a.m. Saturday for reports of vandalism. When police arrived, they discovered white paint had been tossed onto the monument known as “Fame.”
Officials say there are no suspects at this time. No other details have been released.
In September 2017 an organization known as Salisbury Indivisible sent city officials a letter requesting to have the memorial taken down. The group asked the city council to relocate the monument to a “museum or a cemetery, where all artifacts of the confederacy belong.”