The Confederate monument sits behind the old courthouse in Decatur Square. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM
County officials on Monday said they had no knowledge that it had been defaced or cleaned off.
Last month, DeKalb commissioners approved the installation of a historical marker acknowledging lynchings that occurred in the county. That marker will be located outside the current County Courthouse, which is just yards away from where the Confederate monument is on display.
DeKalb County was the site of anti-fascist counterprotests on Saturday that focused in part on opposition to the Confederate carving on Stone Mountain. The surrounding park was closed to the public after police grew concerned that an unsanctioned white supremacist rally and left wing counter-protest would create unsafe conditions.
The white nationalists' event was called off, but counterprotesters still marched in Stone Mountain Village.