Tuskegee Confederate monument vandalized

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TUSKEGEE, Ala. (al.com) - A 111-year old Confederate Monument in Tuskegee's town square was vandalized this week.

Someone spray painted over the wording on the statue.

Mayor Lawrence Haygood, Jr., says he can understand a citizen's opinion about the statue's location, but he doesn't agree with the vandalism.

Haywood says the city considered removing the statue about two years ago, but there was a conflict concerning who owned the land.

An online petition is asking for the statue to be relocated. The petition asks the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who erected the statue, to voluntarily remove it and place it in a museum. It's received more than 1,000 signatures.

More on this story at AL.com.

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