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'Black Lives Matter' Spray Painted on Confederate Statue in Rockville

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    Confederate Statue Vandalized in Rockville

    News4's Chris Gordon reports on the search for vandals who spray-painted the phrase "Black Lives Matter" on the confederate statue that sits outside a courthouse in Rockville, Maryland. (Published Monday, July 27, 2015)

    A Confederate statue that sits outside a Rockville courthouse has been vandalized, police said Monday. 

    Someone used red and black spray paint to write the phrase "Black Lives Matter" on the statue. 

    The 102-year-old statue sits on the east side of the Red Brick Courthouse.

    Someone used red and black spray paint to write the phrase "Black Lives Matter" on the statue.

    Earlier this month, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett called for the statue's removal, WTOP reports. It's not clear where the statue will go. 

    Similar incidents of vandalism have been reported in the weeks following the massacre of nine people during Bible study at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

    Dylann Roof, who was arrested for the shooting, is the apparent owner of a hate-filled website where he also posed with a Confederate flag and is pictured visiting a Confederate museum. After the massacre, the Confederate flag that flew over the South Carolina State House grounds for over 50 years was removed.