(WJBF-TV) A Confederate monument at White Point Gardens was vandalized with graffiti.
The graffiti was discovered Sunday morning as thousands gathered downtown to honor the victims killed at Emanuel AME Church.
The words 'Black Lives Matter' and 'This was the problem #racist' is spray painted on the base. The vandals also called out Mayor Joe Riley and Governor Nikki Haley scrawling "Riley and Haley -Why defend this evil -This the root of our evil."
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