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Statue of Revolutionary War Officer George Rogers Clark Vandalized

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The George Rogers Clark sculpture along West Main Street in Charlottesville ( Photo courtesy Chris Suarez/The Daily Progress ) The George Rogers Clark sculpture along West Main Street in Charlottesville ( Photo courtesy Chris Suarez/The Daily Progress )
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Wednesday night, hours after a judge's decision to remove shrouds on two Confederate statues, another statue in Charlottesville was hit with graffiti.

Someone spray painted "I can't breathe" on the George Rogers Clark sculpture along West Main Street.

The words refer to the death of Eric Garner, who was put in a choke hold by New York City police when they were trying to arrest him in 2014.

The Charlottesville Police Department says it is investigating and that there have been several other incidents around the city over the last week.

George Rogers Clark was a high-ranking military officer in the Revolutionary War. Click here to read more about Clark.

The statues of Clark, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas Johnathan “Stonewall” Jackson were commissioned by the National Sculpture Society and gifted to the city by Paul Goodloe McIntire in the early 1900's.