The University of Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson statue was vandalized on Friday, April 13, Jefferson’s birthday.
The university released a statement, saying, “The university is disappointed that individuals vandalized the statue of Thomas Jefferson on the Lawn on the day that we honor his contributions to our University and to our democracy.”
This isn’t the first time the statue has been vandalized.
In September 2017, “Black Lives Matter — F*** White Supremacy” was written on a banner that was draped over the monument.
The protest has cleared, but the shroud on the Thomas Jefferson statue at the Rotunda remains. pic.twitter.com/BqYtCEtH5q
— Alexis Gravely (@_AlexisWasHere) September 13, 2017