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Man arrested for defacing Washington Monument with red paint English Headline


A man was arrested Tuesday night for dousing the Washington Monument with red paint and scrawling an anti-government message on the landmark.

The vandal wrote the words “Have u been f—ked by this” with an arrow pointing upward and “gov says tough sh-t” in red lettering at the base of the monument, according to photos from the scene.

A person crouches to take a photo of red paint splashed on the Washington Monument. The words "Have u been fucked by this" "Gov says tough shit" are written on the monument in red paint.
The Washington Monument was defaced with red paint and the message “Have u been f—ked by this Gov says tough sh-t” Tuesday night.
Katie Barlo@fox5dc
A person stands a the base of Washington Monument. The words "Have u been fucked by this" "Gov says tough shit" are written on the monument in red and red paint is splashed onto it at the base.
One person was taken into custody for alleged vandalism of the Washington Monument Tuesday night.
Katie Barlow@fox5dc

He also splashed red paint onto the base, photos taken by a Fox5-Washington DC reporter show.

US Park Police said in a Tuesday night statement they have taken an adult man into custody for the vandalism.

The area around the base of the monument is temporarily closed.

National Park Service conservators will work to remove the red paint to restore the monument to its original state, park police said.



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