A Confederate monument was vandalized in Florida, weeks before officials decide on its possible removal.
The Pensacola News Journal reported that police said the monument in the city's downtown area was spray painted with the words “Your Confederate Dead," and smeared with red paint.
Police officers were examining surveillance cameras of surrounding areas to identify suspects.
The monument has been a subject of debate for several years with some seeking its removal in the wake of racial justice protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Pensacola City Council is set to vote on whether to remove it on July 16.