UNC obtains warrants for suspects in memorial vandalism
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Police have obtained arrest warrants for two people accused of vandalizing a monument to people of color at the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina.
UNC police said late Monday that officers have warrants for two people but did not disclose their names. Separate incident reports list misdemeanor property damage as the crime.
UNC spokesman Randy Young said no arrests had been made as of Tuesday morning.
UNC-Chapel Hill interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz has said that “racist language” defaced the Unsung Founders Memorial, which honors people of color. A separate art installation was also defaced.
Incident reports say the vandalism to the Unsung Founders Memorial was discovered Sunday around 1:40 a.m., and the other vandalism several hours later.
The university has cleaned and placed barriers around the memorial.