September 6, 2020

USA: BLM Antifa Resistance Paramilitary For The Marxist Democrat Party Vandalized Elvis Presley's Graceland Mansion Because "Racism". Aaargh! 🤬 Restoration Will Cost $150,000.

Elvis World published September 3, 2020: Graceland wall vandalized, along with Levitt shell
The Mirror, UK
written by Louise Randell
Wednesday September 2, 2020

The former home of The King, where he lived for 20 years, was transformed into a museum dedicated to the late legend after his death in 1977.

Fans have been leaving messages in memory of their idol on a tribute wall which surrounds the expansive property - and the memorial was targeted by vandals on Monday night.

Slogans such as "F**k Trump", "Defund the police" and "Black Lives Matter" have been scrawled across the wall in spray paint.

The wall runs along Elvis Presley Boulevard and has become a Mecca for fans wanting to pay their respects to the music legend.

The graffiti covers up many of the messages left by visitors spanning more than 30 years.

Workers with pressure washers were seen attempting to clean off the spray paint from the wall the following morning.

The city's Levitt Shell amphitheatre in Overton Park, where Presley performed his first paid concert, was also targeted by vandals.

The date coincided with the city's 901 Day - an annual celebration of Memphis culture.

Natalie Wilson, executive director of the Levitt Shell, told The Commercial Appeal : "We wake up, excited to celebrate our city on 901 Day, and we see our beautiful historic landmark defaced with messages of pain

"And that breaks our heart. We’re brokenhearted and devastated by this...

"Being a historic landmark, it’s not just slapping paint over it.

"We have to be very careful in the way we remove it. It’s very expensive and not easy to do."

Police are investigating the vandalism.

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