PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts – The iconic Plymouth Rock and other sites were covered in red frescoes on Monday during a vandalism race that marked the landing of pilgrims in Massachusetts 400 years ago.
Authorities discovered vandalism early in the morning in Plymouth. The workers had removed the red spray paint, which included the letter MOF and Rock number 508 before noon.
Authorities say no arrests have been made and that the site was open to tourists.
The rock symbolizes the place before the establishment of the Plymouth Colony in December 1620, with William Bradford and the Mayflower pilgrims.
Police said the vandals indicated the shape of a seashell celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Landing of 1620, the Statue of the Pilgrim Virgin and the National Monument for the Ancestors.
It was not clear if this graffiti incident had anything to do with the anniversary celebrations, but Plymouth Rock has been the site of political demonstrations before.
The North American Indians of New England remembered every Thanksgiving since the 1970s to remember what the organizers had done to commemorate “the massacre of millions of native people, the theft of native lands and the relentless attack on the native culture “.