According to FOX WTXF in Philadelphia, a statue was defaced with spray paint Wednesday night.
The statue is of Frank Rizzo, the former police commissioner from 1968 to 1961 and mayor of Philadelphia from 1972 to 1980. He is known for his violent and horrible relationship with the African American and LGBT communities.
A statue erected in his honor in the city was defaced and spray painted with the words, “Black Power.”
This stems from an encounter with the Philadelphia police on Wednesday night. There were several layers of police barricades protecting the statue. After the events in Charlottesville, more and more cities are pushing for the removal of statues that honor racism, slavery and the Confederacy.
A man was arrested after police saw him throwing eggs at a statue.
In Arizona, the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway Monument was tarred and feathered.
In Golden Canyon, Arizona last night along U.S. Highway 60 officers found the monument in this state.
The monument honored Jefferson Davis who was the first and only president of the Confederate States of America.
In an interview with FOX 10, Tom Hill of Mesa, Arizona said, “It is vandalism. This is state property. State property. It is vandalism. The state controls this.”
This is the second statue in the state to be defaced within the last couple days. The Confederate Troops Memorial that sits outside the Arizona Capitol was spray painted white on Thursday.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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