Rondo Commemorative Plaza vandalized, Memorial Day flowers stolen

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The Rondo Commemorative Plaza in St. Paul is looking for the person who vandalized the property and stole flower pots last week.

According to the plaza, at about 9:43 p.m. Friday, "a visitor came to the plaza not for the purpose of reflection or perusal of the exhibits but for the purpose of stealing two flower pots that had been placed with the intention of adding a beautification touch to the grounds for Memorial Day."

The Rondo Commemorative Plaza was designed as a place for "preserving and interpreting of the history of the Rondo community that was destroyed by the construction of I-94."

“We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the fact that someone would steal from a place created to honor those who have lost their homes, businesses and social institutions.  It’s a slap in the fact to the history and memory of Rondo,” said  Marvin Roger Anderson, Executive Director of the RCP.

If you have any information on the vandalism, contact the St. Paul Police Department.

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