D.C. Man Indicted for Vandalizing Lincoln Memorial

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The Department of Justice says Micha Avery, 26, of Washington has been indicted on charges of destruction of federal property for spray painting “Y’all not tired yet?” on the Lincoln Memorial.

The vandalism happened on May 30th and was witnessed by U.S. Park Police officers.  According to the indictment, Avery tried to run as the officers approached him and resisted attempts to be put in a patrol car.  At that time, a crowd gathered and began attacking the officers and Avery was able to run away. He was found shortly thereafter and taken into custody.

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael R Sherwin said “Defacing one of our country’s national monuments will not be tolerated”.

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