Just after midnight last night, Richmond Police discovered red paint splashed on the A.P. Hill memorial on Richmond's Northside. This memorial is also the general's final resting place.
Our monument guards, alerted that the Jefferson Davis monument on Monument Avenue was under specific threat, concentrated their efforts on Monument Avenue last night, and were joined by a heavy Richmond and State Police presence.
We can only assume that the vandals were forced away from Monument Avenue by the heavy presence and went looking for another target, less protected. There are dozens of Confederate monuments and memorials throughout the city.
CALL TO ACTION:
1) Please call the Richmond City Parks and Recreation and let urge them to get the memorial cleaned up as soon as possible. Remind them it is a grave site and deserves to be treated with care and respect. Please call (804) 646-5733 as soon as possible.
2) Volunteer to help! Our Monument Guards have been patrolling around the clock for the past several weeks, but with the violence and lawlessness in Chapel Hill over the weekend, we are going to need more help. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.