Graffiti appeared on a Confederate memorial in Charleston, S.C., was covered up Sunday as the city continues to mourn the victims of last week’s shooting massacre at a historic Black church.

The inscription on the base of the statue — which honors the “Confederate Defenders of Charleston” who died at Fort Sumter — was covered in the red, spray-painted message, “Black Lives Matter.”

“This is the problem,” graffiti on another side of the memorial read. “#Racist.”

According to Yahoo News, the monument is less than two miles away from Emanuel AME.

The spray paint was eventually covered with tarp.

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  • Me

    they’re just gonna wash it off & polish the statue up nice. i’d be lying if i said i’d be mad at anyone who rammed a truck through the statue, but i know it would just make us look bad & add fuel to their fire.

  • K.C.

    I love graffiti like this. Take down that stupid flag! We have ONE US flag.

  • [email protected]

    I’m not losing sleep over this action. People will soon clean up the statue. Yet, the nine lives who were murdered will never come back. The point is that human life has more value than property. I hope that Governor Haley does the right thing and call for the Confederate battle flag to be gone from the State Capitol area.