Unknown vandals threw paint on the Lincoln Memorial last night.
The Washington Post reported that there were no words or symbols in the paint, so it appears just to be an act of malice or mischief. The memorial will be closed this morning while the paint is cleaned up.
Fun fact, before the downlighting that gives Mr. Lincoln his somber appearance was installed, light from the reflecting pool uplit the statue, making him look kind of freaked out:
photos: The Washington Post