OXFORD, Miss. (Oxford Eagle) — A Confederate monument on the campus of the University of Mississippi has been vandalized.
The Oxford Eagle reports the words “spiritual genocide” were painted on the monument, along with red handprints.
University police officers arrested one unidentified person at the scene Saturday evening.
The vandalism occurred as demonstrators across the country protested the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck.
The state College Board has delayed acting on a recommendation to move the statue from a central spot on campus to a more secluded location.