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Lincoln Memorial is vandalized

The words “F— law” written with red spray paint were discovered early Tuesday morning. (National Park Service)

WASHINGTON — The Lincoln Memorial in the nation’s capital was vandalized overnight, the National Park Service said Tuesday afternoon.

The words “F— law” were found written in red spray paint about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday on a pillar at the monument, which overlooks the National Mall, the Park Service said.

A preservation crew is using a mild, architectural paint stripper to remove the paint without damaging the stone, according to the Park Service.

In February, the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, D.C. War Memorial and Washington Monument were vandalized with small scrawlings in permanent marker.

In 2013, a woman threw green paint on the Lincoln Memorial and later at the Washington National Cathedral. She was arrested but was found incompetent to stand trial. It took crews nearly a month to clear the green paint from the Lincoln Memorial.

This article is republished with permission from Talk Media News.

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