Jefferson Davis Monument In Arizona Tarred and Feathered

The Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway monument was tarred and feathered in August 2017. Photo by Steve Krafft of KSAZ-TV Fox 10 News.
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A monument commemorating the only president of the Confederacy was vandalized with tar and feathers this week, a local Gold Canyon, Arizona TV station reported Thursday.

The Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway monument sits along U.S. 60 and local authorities are investigating the incident, KSAZ reported. This is the second time a Confederate monument in Arizona was defaced this week and the most recent in a string of vandalism of Confederate memorials across the country.

The violence that broke out at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, when white nationalists gathered to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue, has spurred on the debate over what to do with Confederate monuments.

On Thursday, President Trump proclaimed his position in the debate, tweeting that it is “sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and moments.”

His comments Thursday contrast what he said during the campaign when asked about what should be done with Confederate flags hanging at the South Carolina Capitol.

“I think they should put it in the museum and let it go,” he said in 2015.  

Watch the local news report below:

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  1. why is there a Jefferson davis statue in Arizona?!

  2. Lot’s of white snowbirds perch there…

  3. Avatar for imkmu3 imkmu3 says:

    You beat me to it.

  4. Putting aside for the moment the question of why there is a confederate memorial in Arizona in the first place, I want to know…

    well actually, I don’t want to put that aside for the moment. WHY THE FUCK IS THERE A CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL IN ARIZONA IN THE FIRST PLACE? Is there also an SS memorial somewhere near Sheriff Arpaio’s house that we don’t yet know about?

  5. Avatar for imkmu3 imkmu3 says:

    The tar and feathering was a nice touch.

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