Chapel Hill, NC – Vandals who signed their destruction with “BLM” have again desecrated a monument honoring Confederate dead at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, The College Fix reports.
The statue, known as “Silent Sam,” has been the focus of student protest and Black Lives Matter vandalism for two years. This latest episode, discovered last Friday, concerned a message scrawled in black paint that read in part, “Love is understanding why others hate.”
The latest incident is the fourth time in two years that the statue has been sullied with graffiti. No one has taken credit for the defacement, but a former member of the inactive anti-monument group that called itself the Real Silent Sam Coalition extolled the vandalism as an “effective” way for students to register their disapproval of the statue. The UNC activists tried unsuccessfully to have the monument removed and fervor for the cause seems to be wavering.
The monument was specifically dedicated to UNC alumni who fought for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Vandals first struck in July 2015 with graffiti messages, after which the university installed security cameras to monitor illicit activity…