City of Savannah staff cleaning monuments after recent vandalism incidents

City of Savannah staff cleaning monuments after recent vandalism incidents
The image shows books burned at the base of the Celtic Cross monument in Emmet Park. (Source: Tracey Thompson)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - City of Savannah staff is cleaning up several downtown monuments after vandalism incidents in recent weeks.

The Greenscapes Division is working with a contractor to clean the Celtic Cross, Spanish American monument, Marine monument in Forsyth Park, benches in Chippewa Square and the Sgt. Jasper monument.

A photo taken Feb. 1 by Tracey Thompson shows a pile of books burned at the base of the Celtic Cross monument in Emmet Park. A WTOC photographer found small pieces of burnt paper in the bushes near the monument on Friday, Feb. 14.

WTOC observed graffiti on the Jasper monument.

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