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Confederate Statue Vandalized in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. -  A monument to former Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Virginia, has been vandalized.

A spray-painted message of "Black Lives Matter" was visible on the statue Thursday and is one of several monuments across the country that have been vandalized since nine black church members were slain in Charleston.

A small crowd gathered to look at the vandalism. Mitch Brown said he supports limiting the use of Confederate flags in public spaces but not the destruction of property.

Davis is buried in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery, which is home to 22 former Confederate generals and thousands of Confederate soldiers.
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