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The Lincoln Memorial… vandalized?!

posted at 9:04 am on July 26, 2013 by

…Who does that?

The Lincoln Memorial was shut down Friday morning after unknown vandals splashed the statue of the nation’s 16th president, and the marble floor around it, with green paint, U.S. Park Police said.

Police are reviewing surveillance footage from the popular tourist attraction on the west end of the Mall, but so far have released no information about who may have been responsible.

Authorities believe the vandalism happened around 1:30 a.m. The National Park Service will work to clean up the paint, police said, and the memorial will be closed to the public until cleanup is complete.

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I can’t believe our nation’s national monuments are left unattended and available for vandals. What the heck are we paying for with this government?

trs on July 27, 2013 at 1:59 PM

I was just there the day before (Thursday.) The physical vandalism is heartbreaking, but the total disrespect in evidence there that day is also heartbreaking. You just cannot believe the noise and the silly posing for cameras that people were doing. The “respect and silence” sign were ignored by 95% of the people when I was there.

It is no wonder this country is in trouble. Easy come, easy go for many Americans.

jazzuscounty on July 27, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Who does that?

Probably someone that read more than a 4th grade civics book and came to the realization that ole Abe was nothing more than a tin pot dictator.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on July 27, 2013 at 4:32 PM

My money’s on a White Hispanic as the culprit.

soundingboard on July 28, 2013 at 5:23 AM

Who does that?

Probably someone that read more than a 4th grade civics book and came to the realization that ole Abe was nothing more than a tin pot dictator.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on July 27, 2013 at 4:32 PM

At least you have the guts to admit that you have thrown in with these people.

thebrokenrattle on July 28, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Based on the small amount, pattern of splashes an the appearance of the paint, it looks like paintball splats to me.

Paintball paint often has metallic additives to make it stand out on clothing that will tend to soak up the paint.

I have some green paintballs at home that make marks that look exactly like those splatters on the memorial.

wearyman on July 29, 2013 at 9:13 AM

DOES JACKSON POLLOCK HAVE AN ALIBI?!?!?

Glenn Jericho on July 26, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Besides being dead (or so ‘they’ would have you believe)?

Nope.

Solaratov on July 29, 2013 at 12:47 PM

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