Police investigating after graffiti was found on Alamo Cenotaph

Updated 10:26 am CDT, Friday, May 29, 2020

San Antonio police are investigating after messages were spray painted on the Alamo Cenotaph early Friday.

San Antonio police were called to Alamo Plaza just after 1 a.m. to find graffiti in red spray paint near the bottom of the Cenotaph.

The messages said “(down) white supremacy, (down) profit over people, (down) the Alamo.” An arrow pointing downward was used instead of the word “down.”

Police said they didn’t find witnesses. Police arrested a man nearby in connection to a graffiti incident near the 300 block of Travis Street, but police are still trying to determine if he was responsible for vandalizing the Cenotaph.

SAPD is also investigating two other similar graffiti events in the area, though they could not say if it was related to the Alamo incident. Graffiti was found Friday at 301 Travis Street and 123 Losoya.

Built in 1936 and known as the Spirit of Sacrifice, the iconic landmark stands as a monument to the Defenders of the Alamo.

Taylor Pettaway is a breaking news and general assignment reporter for MySA.com | [email protected] | @TaylorPettaway

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