Robert E. Lee Statue in Oak Lawn’s Lee Park Spray-Painted With ‘SHAME' - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Robert E. Lee Statue in Oak Lawn’s Lee Park Spray-Painted With ‘SHAME'

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    Robert E. Lee Statue in Oak Lawn’s Lee Park Spray-Painted With ‘SHAME'
    G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News
    Tino Banda of the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department uses a power washer to remove the spray-painted word “Shame” off a confederate statue Friday morning at Robert E. Lee Park in Dallas.

    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.”

    Read more from our partners at The Dallas Morning News.