MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two iconic Memphis destinations were covered in graffiti.
As public outcry continues over racial injustice and police brutality, people have spray painted messages such as “BLM” and “No Justice No Peace” on the wall outside Graceland and on the Levitt Shell stage.
Some messages mention Breonna Taylor, a woman who was shot and killed inside her Louisville home by police.
Other messages, written in bright blue and green paint, say “I Can’t Breathe” and call for defunding the police.
Graceland would not comment on the graffiti.
The executive director of Levitt Shell told Memphis Police that between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., the property was vandalized with vulgar graffiti.
In order for the property to be repainted, it is estimated it will cost $150,000 due to it being a historical venue, according to Memphis Police.
FOX13 reached out to the Levitt Shell for official comment on the vandalism and we are awaiting a response on how much damage is estimated from their perspective.
FOX13 went to the Levitt Shell Tuesday night and saw that the vandalism had been cleaned.
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