Skip to comments.Robert E. Lee statue vandalized on Richmond's Monument Ave.
Posted on 08/04/2018 11:50:50 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Richmond's famed Monument Avenue has been vandalized.
Red paint was splattered on the statue's base. The letters BLM, an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, was also sprayed on the base.
Virginia Capitol Police, which is responsible for policing the monuments, told news outlets the vandalism occurred late Friday or early Saturday between patrols.
The vandalism occurs a week ahead of the one-year anniversary of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that was organized in part as a protest to plans to remove a Lee Statue there.
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I saw this statue and others on that strip in Richmond in 2011: was most impressed, but liberals have other ideas.
Still more PC crapola from the Left.
Sad. These are beautiful statues; Monument Ave. is very pretty. One of its major tourist attractions. Maybe its only??
Meanwhile, I believe NYC wants to name a street after the genocidal psychopath from Haiti who tried to kill all the white people on the island back around 1803.
That’s fine. That’s good. Let’s celebrate the hero.
But Robert E. Lee? Apparently that crosses the line.
Gotta put up statues of Trayvon and Michael Brown and other “martyrs” for the cause.
Sorry, I’m being too flippant today.
MLK jr Statues must go or be painted white
You have to laugh, otherwise you’d cry, right?
At the end of the war Lee had a choice. He could negotiate honourable terms of surrender and order his men to lay down their arms, or he could have encouraged them to take the fight to the hills. Had he chosen the latter a lot more would have been killed on both sides. Lee is rightly an American hero for the efforts he made to bring the country together. What the Left is doing to his memory is just slightly less disgusting than the cowardice of politicians who are letting it happen.
Lee was a gentleman who had the respect of the Union side at all times.
He fought for his state, his community, his neighbourhood, his kin. There is no disgrace in this, any man with balls would do the same.
We are very, very close to the liberal left insisting we tear down all statues of Washington. Its coming within the next 5 years,
Indeed it is.
In the Ohio I grew up in, Lee was one of the most honored American role models. The trashing of Lee’s statute is truly an anti-American act. (And I am sure that General Grant, from the neighboring Ohio County, would have agreed.)
Let’s tear down the statues of FDR, because he imprisoned thousands of Asians in camps; and of MLK, because of his treatment of women.
(When you find a perfect person, let me know, and we can erect a statue to him.)
The left would *really* howl if you erected a statue to Jesus in the public square.
Maybe I didnt make myself clear....
...I support these statues......I hate what is happening to dishonor them.
Don’t tear down the FDR statues; just wheel them away.
I love you.
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