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Featured is a Thomas Jefferson statue at UVA. (Shutterstock/Steve Heap)  Featured is a Thomas Jefferson statue at UVA. (Shutterstock/Steve Heap)   

The University of Virginia discovered a Thomas Jefferson statue smeared with the phrase “racist + rapist” on Friday.

The vandalism likely occurred Friday, on the morning of the former president and UVA founder’s birthday, reported NBC29.

UVA students, alumni, and community members previously plastered a sign reading “Black Lives Matter — F*** White Supremacy” to the statue and covered it with a black shroud in September. (RELATED: Protesters Shroud Thomas Jefferson Statue, Plaster BLM Sign To It [VIDEO])

The protesters chanted “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” and “If we don’t get it? Shut it down!”

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to UVA for comment but received none in time for press.