The hate continues.
The Confederate memorial statue at The Battery has been vandalized again, this time emblazoned with words from President Barack Obama.
A witness reported seeing the act.
Black spray paint on the granite base Friday morning read, “The cause for which they fought the cause of slavery was wrong.” The other side read, “Take down this racist statue.” […]
Police have a description of a suspect.
At 6:20 a.m., a nearby laborer saw a man get inside the railing around the statue and walk to the back, according to an incident report. The man heard a hissing sound and realized it was being spray-painted and called out “Hey!”
The vandal finished the job and ran north on East Bay Street, where the witness quickly lost sight of him. He said the man likely turned onto Atlantic or Water streets.
The vandal was described as a white male with dark hair in his late 20s to mid-30s. He was tall and slender and wore a black T-shirt, black shorts, black ball cap and gold-rimmed glasses. The witness said he could identify the man if he were to see him again.
The statue was also defaced several days after the shooting with red spray paint saying “Black Lives Matter” and “This is the problem #racist.”