A statue paying tribute to Confederate fatalities in Maryland, a member of the Union during the Civil War, was recently defaced with “black lives matter” text.
According to RT.com the statue is inscribed with the words “Gloria Victis,” Latin for “Glory to the Vanquished,” and depicts an angel carrying off a soldier, an uplifting reassurance that the defeated dead were cared for.
— Kevin Rector (@RectorSun) June 22, 2015
The monument was placed at the site by The United Daughters of the Confederacy.
The Post and Courier reported that the damage was reported to police dispatchers just after 12:30 p.m.
The statue was covered up by residents who wrapped a large tarp around it about 1:30 p.m.
Two signs were placed on the tarp after the graffiti was covered up. One said, “All lives matter #charlestonunited,” and the other said, “Take down racist statues.”
There is a constant attack by trying to ban history and cover up the past.
— Philip Weiss (@PhilipTSW) June 21, 2015
A statue of the Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the University of Texas at Austin was also painted on in protest. Campus activists have called for its removal.
There is also an effort underway to rename Baltimore’s Robert E. Lee Memorial Park, which is named after the famous Confederate general who was widely respected by enemies and allies alike.
Before the constant banning of the confederate flag there didn’t seem to be a huge racial divide, but now…
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