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Rosa Parks sign defaced with ‘KKK’ graffiti

By David Edwards
Friday, January 20, 2012 12:17 EDT
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Authorities are investigating a possible hate crime after a sign honoring a civil rights hero was defaced in St. Louis.

The Missouri Department of Transportation removed the sign marking “Rosa Parks Highway” because it had been spray-painted with the letters “KKK,” which is an abbreviation for the Ku Klux Klan white supremacist group.

St. Louis County Police dispatched their crime scene unit to investigate early Friday morning.

According to KSDK, the Ku Klux Klan had at one time sponsored the Adopt-A-Highway litter control program on that stretch of Interstate 55. But their sign was taken down after lawmakers dedicated the road to Parks.

Watch this video from video from KDSK and KMOV, broadcast Jan. 20, 2012.

 

(H/T: Think Progress)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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