The city’s effort to remove the statue have been prevented…
News outlets report that the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was also spray-painted Thursday night with “This is Racist.”
Tarps were put over the graffiti and city officials expect a clean-up effort to start Monday.
The statue was vandalized earlier this year with an expletive directed at President Donald Trump.
White nationalists seized on a city plan to remove the statue and flocked there in 2017 for a rally that turned violent and deadly.
The city’s effort to remove the statue have been prevented by a judge amid ongoing litigation.
The statue has been vandalized several times previously.