BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The George Washington monument in Druid Hill Park was vandalized overnight with what looks like red spray paint and graffiti.

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The words, “Destroy Racists” were written at the monument’s base.

The act comes as protests continue nationwide about police brutality and cries for equality from the Black community.

Comments (3)
  1. Fred Said says:

    While I do not approve of vandalism, I do support removing statues of slave owners on taxpayer funded public property. Removing statues in no way “changes history” it just means we do not celebrate the shameful aspects of American history. Remember slavery, teach the evils of it & eventual ramifications that the CSA supported it and killed tens of thousands of US citizens waving the AMERICAN flag, but do NOT celebrate those who practiced it. Yes, he was a president, but he was also the plantation owner who enriched himself on the backs.of 317 Black men, women and children who worked from sun up to sun down 6 days a week for no pay & whippings when they were disappointed with them.

    If you think this is OK I am assuming you take a whip to your own children when they don’t get straight As, spill something or don’t clean up their room.

    There is nothing good or productive about racism and it is time to get rid of it. Slaves did not buy tickets to America and yet people blame them for being here, for the color of their skin for the fact they often are not treated the same as white people are. Hey folks, if you don;t like black people then your ancestors should not have ever instituted slavery. I am white, one of my ancestors came over in the 1690s as an indentured servant. He worked for 2 years as a clerk and then was free to earn money and determine his own destiny in America. Black men did not have that option.

  2. Lefty says:

    That’s vandalism I approve of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get rid of the statues of slave owners & get them off the money- celebrate freedom not slavery.

  3. Scott in Baltimore says:

    This act doesn’t stand up to thoughtful scrutiny. If you can’t understand people in their chronological context, and value their brave acts *separately* from the outdated monstrosity of a norm that was slavery, you are basically ignoring the bold act of rebellion that made this nation an example to Europe in the 18th century.

    Washington was a slave owner. He was also the core founder of this nation. You have to get that distinction, or somehow your lack of perspective makes you seem foolish and short sighted.

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