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Report: 2 arrested after former P.G.T. Beauregard monument site vandalized

3 months 5 days 23 hours ago Wednesday, May 17 2017 May 17, 2017 May 17, 2017 12:38 PM May 17, 2017 in News
Source: WWL
By: WBRZ staff
Image via WWL

NEW ORLEANS – Two people were arrested on Wednesday morning after allegedly vandalizing the base of the former site of the P.G.T. Beauregard monument in New Orleans, WWL reports.

Police arrested 57-year-old Michael Kimball and 31-year-old Christopher Kimball on charges of criminal damage to historic buildings or landmarks by defacing with graffiti.

The words spray painted on the base said, "Gen. Beauregard CSA."

The statue was taken down Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The monument is the third of four Confederate monuments to be removed in New Orleans.

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