NC Confederate monument vandalized with names of Charleston church shooting victims

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The names of the nine victims of the Charleston church shooting were spray painted on a Confederate monument in Charlotte, according to WBTV.

This is the second time the monument has been vandalized in three weeks.

The monument, located on North Kings Drive, between the Grady Cole Center and Memorial Stadium, now reads:

“The cause for which they fought – the cause of slavery – was wrong.”

The opposite side has a list of names of the people killed in the June 2015 shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

Last month, the words on the monument were covered with cement, according to WBTV.

Many people in the area are not happy with the original inscription on the monument that reads:

“Accepting the arbitrament of war, they preserved the Anglo-Saxon civilization of the South and became Master Builders in a Reunited County.”

Others see the monument as a product of its time and nothing more.

County leaders are still trying to decide what to do with the monument.

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