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Red Rock Canyon Open Space permanently damaged after recent vandalism

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 09:56:41-04

Red Rock Canyon Open Space is left permanently damaged after it was vandalized over the weekend, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The department shared photos on Facebook of "Black Lives Matter Too!" written on the rock formations along with "BLM."

The Colorado Springs Police Operation Center was also a site of vandalism over the weekend, which was cleaned up Monday morning.

Colorado Springs Police Operations Center vandalism

"While we can clean our headquarters, the natural sandstone rock formations at Red Rocks Canyon Open Space are permanently damaged. We are thankful to serve Colorado Springs and only ask that all of us, together, take care of our beautiful city," the department posted.

Police said over the last few weeks there has been an increase of graffiti on public and private property.

Red Rock Canyon Open Space is not the only natural formation that has been damaged in recent weeks. Hikers discovered graffiti on delicate formations at the Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Calhan earlier this month.