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This Confederate statue was vandalized with pink paint

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A Confederate statue in Nashville, Tennesse was defaced with pink paint this week.

The statue depicts Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a Confederate general in the American Civil War, as well as an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. The statue's been in place over the Interstate 65 in Nashville since 1997.

Our affiliate WZTV reports this isn't the first time the statue has been a target. According to owner Bill Dorris, it's been shot at 6 times, among other acts of vandalism.

Metro Nashville Police are not currently investigating, but they may review surveillance footage from the property later.

The incident comes a week after two Confederate statues were removed from Memphis city parks.

Our affiliate WZTV contributed to this story

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