Black Lives Matter Protesters Deface Thomas Jefferson Statue At University of Virginia

Protestors at the University of Virginia has defaced the school’s Thomas Jefferson statue.

One month after white supremacists overran the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, a group of Black Lives Matter protesters have targeted a Thomas Jefferson statue at the UVA campus. The incident happened on campus at the University of Virginia around 8:00 PM on Tuesday night.

According to reports, dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters defaced and covered the statue of Thomas Jefferson, one of the country’s Founding Fathers, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, third US President and founder of the University of Virginia.

Jefferson is also one of the most notable slave owners in the history of the United States. A sign on top of the covering read: “TJ is a racist and rapist.”

Jefferson statue at @UVA Rotunda pretty much entirely covered, speaker calls Jefferson a "rapist" and "racist." BLM chant starting now.

— Dean Seal (@JDeanSeal) September 13, 2017

via WJLA:

The demonstrators posted a sign that read “TJ is a racist and rapist.” They marched and chanted “no Trump, no KKK, no racist UVA.” Back on August 15, President Trump referring to all the Confederate statues coming down, posed the question to reporters if statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would be next.

The statue has since been uncovered, though officials are not sure who is responsible.

This group also read demands calling on the school and the town to condemn future KKK and white supremacist rallies.

The University of Virginia has yet to officially comment on the incident.

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