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Jefferson Davis memorial tarred, feathered in Arizona

Jefferson Davis memorial tarred, feathered in Arizona
Posted at 4:52 PM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 13:45:27-04

PHOENIX, AZ (KPHO/KTVK/CNN) - A memorial to Confederate president Jefferson Davis has been tarred and feathered in Arizona overnight.

The Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway monument is located near U.S. Highway 60. The Daughters of the Confederacy created the marker in 1943, KPHO says.   

Another Confederate memorial was spray-painted, according to a KPHO report that added that it had since been pressure washed and cleaned.

A suspect in the spray-painting is described as a white man in his 40s, wearing black clothes and riding in shorts on a bicycle.

Arizona GOP Gov. Doug Ducey has condemned hate groups, but said he will not move to remove Confederate monuments in Arizona.

Following the deadly car attack in Charlottesville on Saturday, some in several states have called for the removal of Confederate memorials and monuments. There are hundreds of Confederate-related historical markers across America.  

 

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