SANTA FE, N.M. (WR) — A statue honoring a 20th Century Hispanic priest and World Struggle II veteran has been vandalized together with the New Mexico Historical past Museum partitions in an obvious assault to honor an anniversary the place Indigenous individuals revolted towards early Spanish settlers.

The vandalism passed off Monday on the 340th anniversary of the Pueblo Revolt and seems to be linked to protests concentrating on Spanish colonial monuments in New Mexico.

Pictures present the bronze statue of Fray Angélico Chávez was hit with crimson paint. The partitions of the museum had been painted to say “1680 Land Again” in crimson.

Chávez served as a significant within the U.S. Military in World Struggle II and the Korean Struggle and was a priest, poet, historian, archivist, artist, creator, biographer, and genealogist. He developed theories concerning the origins of the Pueblo Revolt that some think about revisionist historical past.

The New Mexico Historical past Museum, positioned on the historic plaza in downtown Santa Fe, inform New Mexico’s story from prehistoric instances to the current.

New Mexico State Police spokesman Dusty Franciso says the case is below investigation.

No arrests have been made.