Restricted The Lion of Atlanta and the Confederate Obelisk Vandalized - again

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WSBTV.com News Staff
Updated: March 3, 2021 - 7:52 AM


ATLANTA — Police want to find the person who vandalized statues in southeast Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery.
Someone vandalized the Lion of Atlanta and the Confederate Obelisk early Sunday.
The statues are in the Confederate burial grounds of the cemetery, built in the 1850s.

Protesters also defaced the monuments back in 2017.
The cemetery wrote about the two statues that were vandalized. The Obelisk is owned and maintained by the city of Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the Lion of Atlanta is part of the City of Atlanta’s art collection under the care of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
The Confederate Obelisk, which was unveiled in 1874, was a gathering place for Confederate Memorial Day celebrations in Atlanta.
The Lion of Atlanta was installed in 1894 to mark the graves of unknown Confederate dead.
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Quaama

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I will not be posting pictures of how the monuments look now but they are covered with red and black paint with a familiar 3-letter acronym of those who were responsible.

I hope the OP is correct when he says "Police want to find the person who vandalized statues ..." but many previous examples have shown that there are rarely any arrests or prosecution.
 

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