Transcript for Lincoln Memorial Vandalized With Green Paint
The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most famous monuments in Washington DC it's the site of Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech a protest an image used in movies. But today -- -- tribute to president Abraham Lincoln. With a target of the handles green paint splattered on the base bill lap and a leg of the -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- that -- did act of Lincoln's statue eight source noticed the heat early this morning and reported it to an officer patrolling the area. Based on the splatter pattern US park police believe it -- intentional attack they added nothing was visible in the paint -- words or symbol. It's heartbreaking. And you know the -- and had any time these national treasures are. Need to be protected people come from all over the world to see them and it's you know it's just really disturbing. The monument was closed so restoration crew could clean the paint off the statute. The. There won't do any thing that will -- -- -- very familiar with the cardinals they have all kinds of ways that they can work on all parts back. -- -- But physically it goes on there are many disappointed tourists forced to change their plane acts it's only my third. Time on -- essential trip a family trip to show my children and grandchildren. Washington DC. -- we won't have a chance to come back with this child with this grandchild. Police are reviewing the surveillance camera footage hoping to identify the -- -- are like ABC news Washington.
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