The North Dakota portion of a World War II monument was vandalized in Washington, D.C. in part of the acts of the protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline

The monument was sprayed with graffiti by way of black spray paint at the base to read what appeared to be "#NoDAPL." It was discovered by a teacher and her students on Monday. A photo was then posted on Facebook.

National Parks Service has since used 'light paint stripper' to remove as much of the graffiti as possible. The vandalization occurrence comes just over a week after the Capitol building in Bismarck was vandalized with oil poured on the outside wall and sidewalk.

The World War II memorial has a granite column for each state. It rests across the reflecting pool from the Lincoln Memorial, near the Washington Monument.