The WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, introduced Tuesday morning that somebody had spray-painted the messages “Do not vote” and “Battle for revolution” in pink on its stonework.

The message, which was just like different acts of vandalism in Texas and Pennsylvania, additionally featured a communist image.

“Our democracy is one thing that generations of veterans, together with these in WWI, have fought to defend,” the memorial mentioned in a assertion that was launched on social media, and in addition shared with MeSlop. “At this time we’ll clear this up and we hope that you will all do your half to vote and make your voices heard.”

The vandalism on the memorial occurred in a single day, the museum mentioned, and staff have been seen overlaying it up with blue tarp Tuesday morning. The memorial opened its doorways at 6 a.m. to voters and it was cleaned up quickly thereafter.

A consultant for the museum advised MeSlop that it has handed over footage of the incident to the Kansas Metropolis Police Division for his or her investigation. The Kansas Metropolis Police Division confirmed that it had the tape.

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Comparable acts of vandalism have occurred in Pennsylvania and Texas this week — all bearing similar graffiti. It is unclear who’s behind the messages.

Conor Lamb, the Democratic US consultant for Pennsylvania, shared a picture of the phrases “Do not vote” and “Battle for revolution,” alongside with a communist image, that he mentioned was spray painted exterior of his workplace on Monday.
Whereas Republican congressional candidate, Sean Parnell, and Democratic consultant Mike Doyle shared comparable photographs of the graffiti final Sunday that he mentioned was painted on his dwelling.
“The overwhelming majority of People wholeheartedly assist free and truthful elections, that are the muse of our democratic authorities,” Doyle mentioned in a assertion to MeSlop affiliate KDKA. “Vandalism…won’t ever change that.”