“Black Lives Matter” spray painted on the Jefferson Davis monument

by | Jun 25, 2015 | POLITICS

The Jefferson Davis monument on Monument Avenue was recently vanadalized with the phrase “BLACK LIVES MATTER” at the bottom.


The Jefferson Davis monument on Monument Avenue was recently vanadalized with the phrase “BLACK LIVES MATTER” at the bottom.

Richmond Police Department could not comment on the matter at this time. Stay tuned for more on the story.

A petition was recently created on MoveOn.org asking for the removal of all the Confederate leaders on Monument Avenue. It currently has 428 signatures.

“Jefferson Davis was not a hero. Jefferson Davis divided this country. He was one of the originators of the Confederate flag which is a symbol of rebellion and subliminal racism. Well, why is he honored with a statue on Monument Ave. in Richmond, Virginia?,” the petition states.

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