Overnight someone vandalized the statue of Robert E. Lee in Oak Lawn’s Lee Park, where two weeks ago a small group of protesters gathered to hold an “un-dedication.”
Park and Recreation Department workers are out there at this very moment trying to vanish the word “SHAME” spray-painted on the monument.
Lee Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy, who maintains the park, issued the following statement to the media Friday.
“This criminal act creates alarm not dialogue, and the entire community is a victim because this park is a peaceful urban oasis. We have begun the repairs and are installing additional security measures immediately.”