DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A neighborhood group in Dallas says it will have to sandblast a well-known memorial after someone vandalized it.

Someone painted “666” on the Legacy of Love Statue.

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“To have someone tag it with the Christian symbol of the devil is upsetting to me.” said a woman at the memorial.

The memorial at the corner of Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs serves as a gathering spot for Dallas’ gay community. Residents nearby are furious.

The statue was built in 2006 as a memorial to those who have died from AIDS.

Dallas Police say they are investigating this incident, as well as several other acts of vandalism in the Oak Lawn area, as a hate crime.

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