A Quincy woman described as mentally troubled threw paint on a historic Beacon Hill memorial Tuesday afternoon, also splattering a family visiting from Wisconsin, Boston police said. Authorities said a park ranger witnessed the vandalism and that when police arrived, the woman was sitting nearby with yellow paint on her hands, face, and clothing. Rosemine Occean, 38, allegedly told police that the monument honoring Robert Gould Shaw and the Union Army’s first black regiment “was an improper depiction of history.”
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