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'BLM' and 'Defund the Police' Spray Painted at Graceland

Levitt Shell was found vandalized with graffiti Tuesday Sept. 1 2020. | Source WMC Levitt Shell was found vandalized with graffiti Tuesday Sept. 1 2020. | Source WMC
Hannah Rogers | 04 September, 2020, 18:43

Vandals on Monday night used blue, green, orange, and black colored graffiti to spray the messages on the front-walls of Graceland mansion, which is now a popular destination for tourists visiting Memphis, Tennessee, the Commercial Appeal reported.

"The walls and sidewalk outside Graceland were covered in messages including "#BLM", "Defund the Police", "Abolish ICE" (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and "#Stay Tuned".

"Vandals also struck the Levitt Shell concert venue in Overton Park, spray-painting scrawled obscenities, including "F*** TRUMP" and 'F*** STRICKLAND, ' a reference to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, in addition to 'EAT THE RICH" and other phrases.

"The spray-painted words covered over the many thousands of handwritten tributes on the wall that have been left by Elvis fans since the museum opened to the public in 1982". Laborer's employing power-washers had been noticeably discarding the spray paint from the divider with the guide of utilizing early on Tuesday.

"Graceland has no comment", spokesperson David Beckwith told the publication in an email. 'Perhaps the saddest days of my life.

'This is totally uncalled for, ' said Stanley.

Elvis Presley inhabited Graceland for 2 numerous years sooner than his destruction on August 16, 1977, at age 42.

City employees (a portion of the graffiti was left on the sidewalk) and volunteers are now removing the graffiti, and newly released images show that they've made substantial headway.

People on social media were upset after photos and reports revealed that a recent demonstration in the city ended with vandalism on the wall outside the estate.

Other messages included, "I Can't Breathe", along with calls to defund the police.

The Levitt Shell stage, an amphitheater where Presley gave his first paid concert, was also vandalized with similar messages, according to Fox 13. "It breaks my heart to see his memory tarnished this way", weighed in Grammy-winning country artist Travis Tritt.

The executive director of Levitt Shell spoke with the Memphis Police and said that between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., the property had been defaced.

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