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'Slave Owner' Spray Painted On Downtown Andrew Jackson Statue

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Will Dickey
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The Florida Times-Union
Police investigate Monday's defacing of the Andrew Jackson statue on Laura St. in front of the former Jacksonville Landing.

The Downtown Jacksonville statue of America’s seventh president has been defaced for the second time in two days.

This time the graffiti painted on the base of the Andrew Jackson statue in the traffic circle at North Laura and Water streets refers to the day 190 years ago that he signed the Indian Removal Act.

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Red paint was thrown on the statute late Sunday or early Monday, with the words “slave owner” scrawled on the base of the statue of Jackson astride his horse.

An expanded version of this story and additional photos are at Jacksonville.com.