Vandals throw paint on Lincoln Memorial

By David Ferguson
Friday, July 26, 2013 7:50 EDT
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The National Park Service reported Friday morning that the memorial to President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. was vandalized overnight. According to the Associated Press, a park police officer on patrol discovered that someone had thrown green paint on the statue of the former president and on the memorial’s floor.

The memorial will be temporarily closed until the damage is cleaned up. It is expected to reopen Friday by late morning.

[image of the Lincoln Memorial statue via Shutterstock.com]

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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