The statue of a Confederate army major was vandalized in Louisville sometime this weekend, the Louisville Courier-Journal has reported.
The bronze statue of John Breckinridge Castleman, a major in the Confederate army, was defaced using orange paint, the newspaper reported. A spokeswoman for the Louisville Police Department said Louisville park employees were trying to wash off the paint early Sunday morning.
Castleman was a University of Louisville law school graduate land owner in Louisville.
The statue is in the Cherokee Triangle neighborhood.
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The vandalism happened one day after three people were killed and dozens of people were injured in Charlottesville, Virginia in clashes surrounding the removal of a Confederate statue there.
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray also announced Saturday he would ask the Lexington council and a state military monuments commission to back a plan to move two Confederate monuments from the lawn of the former Fayette County courthouse to a Lexington park.