- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A statue of a Confederate leader that stands in downtown Lexington has been spray-painted with the phrase “Black Lives Matter.”

The John Hunt Morgan statue at the old courthouse on Main Street was sprayed with black paint across the Confederate general’s name. It happened sometime before Friday morning.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says he doesn’t condone the vandalism, but understands that the statue brings out strong feelings. He says it’s time for the city to reconsider its Confederate memorials.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (https://bit.ly/1Jql37V ) city parks employees will clean the statute as soon as police have finished their investigation.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, https://www.kentucky.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide