Lincoln Memorial Reopens
Police reportedly have surveillance video of paint vandal
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2013 7:34 AM CDT
Green paint is splattered on the base of the statue.   (J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Abe is pretty much back to normal: The Lincoln Memorial has reopened to the public after someone splattered green paint on the lower part of the statue early yesterday morning. Crews cleaned the marble icon with pressure hoses and chemical paint remover, reports AP, and the green is now mostly gone. The crews will keep working at it over the weekend. "It is not permanent damage," says a National Park Service spokeswoman. NBC4 Washington reports that police have surveillance video of the vandal and are "seeking a person of interest." Authorities aren't releasing any details about the investigation, however.

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TheVoiceofReason
Jul 27, 2013 10:55 AM CDT
The South didn't start the war, the North did by demanding tariffs on the South's cotton and tobacco crops. When they refused to pay up Lincoln sent troops to collect. And you thought what they teach in schools, that it was because of the slaves is the truth? LOL. Who writes history? THE WINNERS, THAT"S WHO!
TheVoiceofReason
Jul 27, 2013 10:55 AM CDT
I'm SURE you will find out it was BLACK that did it. THAT'S why they haven't released a description.
reallybig
Jul 27, 2013 9:52 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD ..... Someone protesting Lincoln .. who started the "Lincoln War" .. that killed over 600,000 Americans .. and this protester must have lost a relative, in the "Lincoln War" .. that should never had ever happened. Lincoln, was a mass murderer............................................................................................................ REALLY