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Francis Scott Key statue vandalized in Baltimore

Posted September 13

— Wednesday morning people in Baltimore found the Francis Scott Key statue vandalized.

According to an ABC2 News photographer at the statue, it was spray painted from the sidewalk to the top its columns.

The statue is located on W Lanvale St and Eutaw Place in Bolton Hill.

Francis Scott Key was a lawyer, author, and poet from Frederick, Maryland. His poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry" eventually became the United State's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Racist anthem was spray painted on the statue.

ABC2 news will continue to follow this story.

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