Vandals scrawl anti-law message on Lincoln Memorial

FILE - In this June 30, 2017, file photo, the Lincoln Memorial is seen in the early morning light on the National Mall. The National Park Service says someone defaced the memorial with an anti-law message early in the morning on Aug. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service says someone used red spray paint to scrawl an anti-law message on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

The Park Service says the vandalism took place early Tuesday morning. A photo released by the service shows an expletive followed by the word "law" scrawled on the inside of one of the memorial's columns.

Workers are using a "gel-type architectural paint stripper safe for use on historic stone" to remove the graffiti. They say treatments will be applied until all evidence of the paint is gone.

The U.S. Park Police is urging anyone with information on the vandalism to contact them.

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