CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in downtown Charlottesville has once again been vandalized with graffiti.

An expletive likely directed toward President Donald Trump was discovered on the front of the statue in white paint early Wednesday, July 24. There was also an illegible word on the back, and blue paint splattered around the base.

The statue has been vandalized several times with paint  in the last few years: “FREDOM” in February 2019, “Native Land” in July 2017, and "BLACK LIVES MATTER" in July 2015.

The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating the incident.