Vandals Cover Plymouth Rock in Red Graffiti

PLYMOUTH – Police are investigating a vandalism spree that left the famous Plymouth Rock covered in graffiti. 

Town officials say workers had removed the red spray paint covering the rock by late Monday morning.

“I am pleased to report that cleanup efforts on the vandalism have been remarkable,” said Town Manager Melissa Arrighi.

Police say vandals also targeted a seashell-shaped sign celebrating the upcoming 400th anniversary of the 1620 Mayflower landing and the National Monument to the Forefathers.

Graffiti was also sprayed on the Bench at Brewster Gardens and the Pilgrim Maiden Statue in Brewster Gardens.

“The defacement of these symbols of Plymouth’s history, or any public property for that matter, is unfathomable and unconscionable,” said Arrighi.

“As always, I’m grateful to be part of a community where we rally when the actions of some try to hurt this Town.”

It was not immediately clear if this graffiti incident had any connection to the anniversary celebration.

No arrests had been made Monday afternoon.

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