A group of civil rights leaders and community leaders in Southern California and Arizona is demanding that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey “begin removal of all Confederate monuments in Arizona.”
The civil rights and community leaders, who represent the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, promise that they do not seek any “defecation” relating to the monuments.
“Removal is what we’re after, not defecation,” said Pedro Baez, president of the Arizona branch of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, in a Saturday press advisory obtained by The Daily Caller.
“Just as we have condemned graffiti in the past, we condemn whoever did this vandalism,” Baez also said. “Our position is whoever did this should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
The vandalism to which Baez refers occurred late this week when people defaced two Confederate monuments in Arizona.
One of the Confederate monuments, the Jefferson Davis Highway memorial near Gold Canyon, was covered in tar and feathers, according to the Arizona Daily Independent.