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Residents React to Vandalism on Confederate Soldier Statue in Rockville (VIDEO)

Vandals spray painted “Black Lives Matter” at the base of the Confederate soldier monument that sits near the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville.

The City of Rockville Police said the vandalism was reported at 8:29 a.m. on July 27. So far, no suspects have been identified.

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Rockville residents share their thoughts on the vandalism and the debate over what to do with the Confederate Soldier statue that sits on county property.

The monument, which was dedicated in 1913, was moved to its current location on the east side of the Red Brick Courthouse in 1971. It depicts a life-sized bronze cavalry Confederate soldier on top of a granite pedestal.

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Working Group Sends Recommendations on the Future of the Confederate Statue

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A working group comprised of six private citizens sent recommendations to the Montgomery County Council over the future of the controversial Confederate soldier statue in Rockville. On July 30, the group sent a list comprised of three suggestions about the future of the Confederate soldier monument that sits near the Red Brick Courthouse. These recommendations are: […]

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Police Have No Suspects in Vandalism of Confederate Statue, Cleanup Underway

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Rockville police officers are investigating the vandalism that occurred at the Confederate soldier monument that sits near the Red Brick Courthouse. Vandals spray painted “Black Lives Matter” at the base of the monument. It was reported on Monday morning. Major Michael England, of the Rockville City Police Department, said the city’s Criminal Investigations Unit is […]

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Leventhal Talks Confederate Statue Vandalism (VIDEO)

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On July 27, Rockville City Police received reports that Vandals spray painted “Black Lives Matter” at the base of the statue. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Council President George Leventhal says, “I think we are an enlighten community. I think we can handle this discussion in a responsible way. I’m sorry the vandalism occurred, but I’m not […]

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Residents React to Vandalism on Confederate Soldier Statue in Rockville (VIDEO)

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Vandals spray painted “Black Lives Matter” at the base of the Confederate soldier monument that sits near the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville. The City of Rockville Police said the vandalism was reported at 8:29 a.m. on July 27. So far, no suspects have been identified. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Rockville residents share their thoughts […]

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UPDATED: Confederate Soldier Statue Vandalized in Rockville (PHOTOS)

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The Confederate soldier monument that sits near the Red Brick Courthouse in downtown Rockville has been vandalized. Vandals spray painted “Black Lives Matter” at the base of the monument apparently sometime overnight. Rockville City Police said the investigation is in the preliminary stages and, so far, no suspects have been identified. Major Michael England of […]

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Confederate Statue to be Removed in Rockville (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County is in the middle of the national debate over what to do with confederate relics and symbols on public land. In this case, the debate surrounds a confederate soldier statue on the grounds of the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville. Though County Executive Ike Leggett has decided to remove the statue, debate about […]

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Rockville Leaders to Discuss County-Owned Confederate Monument

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Rockville’s Mayor and Council will hold a special work session at 6 p.m. on July 20th at City Hall to discuss the Confederate soldier monument that sits near the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville Town Center. Subject matter experts have been invited to attend and present. The Mayor and Council are asking interested members of […]

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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One Response to “Residents React to Vandalism on Confederate Soldier Statue in Rockville (VIDEO)”

  1. On July 27, 2015 at 9:46 pm Hugh responded with... #

    I posted the link through FACEBOOK the story on the defacing of the Montgomery County Maryland Confederate statue. Also, included was the public’s reaction to the vandalism. When you click on the link it says, “Please sign in to view the video”.

    HUH ?

    Can you fix it so it is able to be seen by anyone?

    Thanks.




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