When asked whether the city has any plans to move the monument, the city of Charlotte said that the City Council has not discussed the issue.
Charlotte police are asking for the public’s help after two Confederate monuments were vandalized in uptown Charlotte Wednesday.
Since the shooting, a Confederate flag flying on the grounds of South Carolina’s Capitol has been taken down.
The second incident was reported later in the day at the Confederate monument on North Kings Drive, in between the Grady Cole Center and Memorial Stadium. “Then they don’t have to take a stand on the underlying cause itself”.
State lawmakers are expected to soon vote on a bill that would reclassify monuments and memorials on public property as “objects of remembrance” that can only be removed or altered with a state law.
The bill was approved by a House committee Wednesday.
Someone spray-painted “racist” on the memorial, which honors Confederate soldiers and was put up in 1977.
In the meantime, police are asking anyone with information about the vandalism to report it immediately to Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
No arrests have been made.
Mecklenburg County officials told local media Wednesday that someone apparently smeared liquid cement across both sides of a monument unveiled in 1929.
County spokesman Rick Christenbury said the county will pay a private company to repair the damage for $300. There, someone covered the words on the monument with cement.
The cement covered the carved inscription, two battle flags and the word ‘Confederate.’ The inscription states that Confederate soldiers “preserved the Anglo-Saxon civilization of the South”, which Loewen called an “overt” white supremacist message.
The monument was erected in 1929 to honor Confederate veterans, and it has historic designation.
A second Confederate memorial was found vandalized Wednesday afternoon- this time near Memorial Stadium.