PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- City workers quickly cleaned the damage after vandals defaced Pueblo's statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Emmett Till Thursday, prompting the local branch of the NAACP to say "we have much work still to do."
The statue was splashed with white paint, and someone sprayed K K K outside of the Family Harbor on N. Grand Ave. It happened on the same day a funeral was held for Rep. John R. Lewis, who fought for civil rights alongside King.
"In this time, when the common good for all is being emphasized, some people will show their ignorance, their hatred, and their ugliness," said Roxana Mack President of the NAACP branch in Pueblo. "Pueblo is better than this, and whoever did this horrible act does not represent Pueblo. But it lets us know, we have much work still to do."
We'll have more information on this story tonight on KRDO NewsChannel 13.