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Pink Confederate Statue, Painted by Vandals, to Stay Pink

Pink Confederate Statue, Painted by Vandals, to Stay Pink

A statue of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest was painted pink by vandals in Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Thursday, 28 December 2017 03:54 PM

A Confederate statue painted pink in an act of vandalism will remain pink, says the Tennessee property owner where the statue stands.

The statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest seems to have been painted late Tuesday or early Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. The statue portrays the early Ku Klux Klan leader and former Confederate general riding a horse.

Owner Bill Dorris said the statue has been "shot at six times," among other acts of vandalism.

He said he plans to leave the pink paint, which he expects will turn red in sunlight and attract more attention to the statue along Interstate 65 south of downtown Nashville.

Dorris said as many as a dozen cameras are posted on his property. He is waiting for assistance reviewing footage to try to identify who is responsible for the paint job.

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Vandals painted a Confederate statue pink, and the Tennessee property owner where the statue stands says it'll stay that way.
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