Numerous Washington, D.C. landmarks were the target of vandalism Sunday evening as protests in the nation's capital over the police-involved killing of George Floyd entered their third day.
Photos posted on Twitter by the National Park Service (NPS) showed graffiti on several monuments including the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Statue in Freedom Plaza.
"In the wake of last night's demonstrations, there are numerous instances of vandalism to sites around the National Mall. For generations the Mall has been our nation’s premier civic gathering space for non-violent demonstrations, and we ask individuals to carry on that tradition," NPS said in a tweet.
Elsewhere in D.C., the Washington Monument was seen by TV helicopters engulfed by smoke as fires raged in several places near the White House.