- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say Confederate monuments have been vandalized in two locations in North Carolina.

Multiple media outlets report someone painted the slogan “Black Lives Matter” on the Confederate Women’s Monument on the State Capitol grounds overnight Monday. A Raleigh police officer spotted the painting.

The same slogan has been painted on the Silent Sam statue on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus and Durham’s Confederate memorial outside the old county courthouse.

The monument, erected in 1914, is now covered with black plastic. State officials are working to get the damage repaired.

No arrests have been made.

The Charlotte Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1MiSXeu) a Cornelius police officer patrolling the town discovered graffiti on a Confederate memorial near a church. Two other Confederate memorials in Charlotte were found defaced last week.

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