‘Black Lives Matter’ spray-painted on Confederate monument in Durham, police say

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DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Durham Police are investigating after they say vandals spray-painted a monument honoring confederate soldiers Wednesday morning.

Police responded to the Maplewood Cemetery near Duke University’s campus shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Police said the vandals sprayed-painted “Black Lives Matter” and “Tear It Down” on one of the headstones at the cemetery.

Stewart Dunaway, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, was at the defaced monument on Wednesday afternoon.

He used a wire brush and chemicals to try to remove paint.

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