MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say a historic landmark near
the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery has been vandalized.
A historical marker commemorating the location of former Confederate offices is now covered with duct tape and an unidentified black substance.
The marker is located in Montgomery's historic downtown district which surrounds the state capitol. The memorial features several flags that were used during the time of the confederacy, including a picture and historical description of the Confederate battle flag.
Mayor Todd Strange told the Montgomery Advertiser that the vandalism is an example of defacing public property, which he says
recognizes the historical significance of the area. The newspapers
reports the marker is on the block where Jefferson Davis was
presented publicly as the president-elect of the Confederacy and
where he made his inaugural address as president.
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