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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A local memorial for victims lost to the COVID-19 pandemic has been vandalized, according to Congresswoman Frederica Wilson.

The congresswoman, who represents Florida’s 24th District, helped create the memorial cemetery at Simonhoff Park in Liberty City.

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Wilson says the community is disappointed by the destruction of a sacred place, particularly for those still mourning the loss of their loved ones.

The tribute to the victims is made up of poster board tombstones.

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Images from the memorial showed many of the tombstones had been knocked to the ground.

The park is located in the 1800 block of Northwest 54th Street.

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