Confederate Plaque Tarred and Feathered in Arizona

John Bowden, The Hill, August 17, 2017


An Arizona monument to Confederate leader Jefferson Davis was vandalized with tar and feathers Thursday, according to local news reports.

A Fox affiliate first reported that the monument, which is a small stone plaque bearing the name of the Confederate president, was vandalized early Thursday with tar and feathers. No protests were reported around the monument, which sits in Gold Canyon, Ariz., just off a major highway.

This is the second Confederate monument to be defaced in the state in recent days. Fox 10 reported that the Confederate Troops Memorial located outside Arizona’s statehouse in Phoenix was spray-painted earlier in the week.

Arizona police didn’t immediately respond to a request from The Hill for more information.

Other acts of vandalism against Confederate monuments have occurred around the country at an accelerated rate.

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