The concrete bust of Col. Charles Didier Dreux in Mid-City was vandalized sometime overnight, and a familiar group of vandals claimed responsibility.
The nose of Dreux’s concrete monument was chiseled off and the base spray painted with a Circle-A symbol – the common symbol for anarchy. There were fliers scattered around the base of the statue similar to those found around the vandalized Father Abram J. Ryan statue earlier this week. The fliers around Ryan encouraged passers-by to chisel away at the statue or douse it with paint. The Real Meow Meow Liberation Front – Professional Party Planning Committee claimed responsibility for the act.
Dreux’s monument honors the first Louisiana Confederate field officer to be killed in the Civil War. The monument sits on Jefferson Davis Parkway, facing the former Jefferson Davis monument across from Canal Street.