Confederate monument vandalized with pine tar in Richmond

The JEB Stuart statue on Monument Ave. (Photo: City of Richmond)

RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- The J.E.B. Stuart statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond was vandalized sometime between Friday evening and Saturday morning.

A contractor hired to clean the mess told the Richmond-Times Dispatch that pine tar was splattered on the Confederate Monument.

Richmond Police said it appears two cans of pine tar had been dumped on the statue, and the Department of Public Works would have it cleaned up by the end of the day.

Police said they are also increasing patrols in the area.

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