'F*** Law': Lincoln Memorial Vandalized in Wake of Charlottesville Unrest
The Lincoln Memorial was vandalized overnight Tuesday by a vandal or vandals wielding red spray paint, the National Park Service said.
The NPS said they discovered graffiti on the iconic Foggy Bottom, D.C. memorial around 4:30 a.m. ET.
The graffiti appeared to spell "F*** Law" and was scrawled on a pillar in front of the sculpture of Lincoln.
Most outdoor memorials around Washington, like those commemorating Lincoln, Jefferson and Franklin Roosevelt, are open to the public 24 hours a day.
According to WTTG, silver spray paint was also discovered on Smithsonian signage near U.S. Route 1.
There, the vandal wrote "Jackie Shot JFK" and something about the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.
National Park Service officials said they will use a gel-based paint stripper to remove the graffiti from the Lincoln Memorial, in hopes of not leaving permanent marks on the stone.
The vandalism comes days after three people were killed and several others injured when the KKK and other white nationalist factions clashed with Antifa demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va.
The United States Park Police is seeking help from the public in apprehending the D.C. vandals.
They can be contacted at 202-610-7515.