By Jesse Sarles

PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) – A hate crime investigation is underway in Colorado after someone vandalized a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Emmett Till. It stands outside the Friendly Harbor Community Center on North Grand Avenue in Pueblo.

Vandalism at the Friendly Harbor Community Center

(credit: Friendly Harbor Community Center)

“KKK” was also painted on the sidewalk and pillars on the building’s exterior sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

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(credit: Friendly Harbor Community Center)

The director of the center said police were out canvassing the neighborhood Thursday night.

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Volunteers also showed up in force to help clean up graffiti using their own supplies.

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Jesse Sarles