February 10, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson in Anarchist Movement

SALT LAKE CITY, [UT]--Police are searching for two vandals after a proclamation in support of the Bears Ears National Monument was found spray-painted across a wall of the Senate Building at the Utah Capitol complex early Saturday. The red lettering found on the east side of the Senate Building declared "Solidarity w/ Bears Ears." The message was partially underlined in black spray paint and included two "anarchy symbols," according to investigators. Investigators are now reviewing surveillance footage of two people approaching the building from the east shortly after midnight, spray-painting the message and fleeing, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Tom Schneiter, who is assigned to the Capitol. Details about the suspects were not released Saturday. Crews spent several hours scrubbing the message off the stone wall Saturday, Schneiter said. If someone is charged for the vandalism, he noted that potential penalties could be enhanced once the damage has been evaluated. Schneiter said graffiti has only appeared at the Capitol one other time in the past year, and that message wasn't a political one. He called it "unfortunate" that someone would turn to damaging property in order to express an opinion. View More>>

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