Monument to Confederate president Jefferson Davis in Arizona is tarred and feathered

Mail Online | 8/17/2017 | Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com
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A monument to Confederate president Jefferson Davis in Arizona has been tarred and feathered.

The marker honoring the Confederacy's only president was found covered in the black tar and white feathers on Thursday near Gold Canyon, Arizona on the outskirts of Phoenix.

Monument - United - Daughters - Confederacy

The monument was erected in the 1940s by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

It comes amid a wave of backlash directed at Confederate monuments and simmering racial tensions nationwide, and is the second defacement of a monument in Arizona this week.

Acts - Vandalism - Response - Things - Arizona

'These acts of vandalism are not an appropriate response, and it's not how we do things in Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, said in a statement.

'If you have objections to a memorial, then get involved and work through the proper channels. Breaking the law and destroying property isn't the answer,' Ducey said.

Arizona - State - Representative - Reginald - Bolding

Arizona State Representative Reginald Bolding, who is black and has been demanding the removal of such monuments, spoke harshly about the vandalism.

'I think it's absolutely irresponsible and non-productive. It does absolutely nothing to promote the cause of removing symbols of hate in the state when individuals...
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