(WATAUGA DEMOCRAT) — BOONE, North Carolina — Graffiti — including profane statements about President Donald Trump and the words “Black Lives Matter” — was tagged on multiple buildings and a police vehicle in downtown Boone sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning.
"As chief of police, I assure the citizens of Boone that this case will be a priority for us," said Boone Police Chief Dana Crawford in a statement. "It is deeply disturbing that some people believe that they have the right to damage other people's property and businesses to express their views in an unlawful way. While people have the right to disagree with any elected official, damaging innocent people's property is not consistent with Boone values."
Earth Fare, the Dan'l Boone Inn along with Appalachian State's Anne Belk Hall, Peacock Hall and Legends were hit by the graffiti, with all statements being clearly visible. ASU removed all graffiti on their buildings as did Dan'l Boone Inn, while Earth Fare had the vandalism painted over by Saturday afternoon.
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