Vandals paint KKK over Rosa Parks sign

5:50 PM, Jan 20, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis County, Mo (KSDK) - A sign meant to honor a civil rights leader has been defaced. 

It happened overnight Friday along Interstate 55 in South St. Louis County. Vandals struck the sign, spraypainting the letters "KKK" in black. 

NewsChannel 5 investigated the situation and found that a previous sign in the same location had a connection to the Ku Klux Klan.  The same stretch of highway also used to be a clean-up zone for the KKK; however, it was dedicated to Rosa Parks in 2005 following her death. 

The bottom part of the sign with the graffiti has been removed.

Police said they are investigating.

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