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New pride plaques installed after Hillcrest vandalism

Posted at 3:01 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 21:16:25-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The plaques at the Hillcrest pride monument have been restores after being vandalized in February.

According to the Hillcrest Business Association, the repairs cost roughly $6,500. All the money came through donations from local businesses, the association said.

The plaques were vandalized in early February. Pictures show faces and the pride flag scratched out.

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“The fact that there is this hate still out in the community means that we need monuments like this, the pride flag, even more,” said Benjamin Nicholls, the Executive Director of the Hillcrest Business Association.

Due to the lack of security cameras in the area, Nicholls said it’s hard to tell who vandalized the plaque.

The monument sits at the corner of University Avenue and Normal Street.