A group calling themselves Young Americans Against War spray-painted two peace signs on the Provo Daily Herald Building Wednesday night.
Two copies of a letter, dated "five hours and 45 minutes after the war started," or about 1 a.m., were left taped to the front door of the newspaper office, 1555 N. 200 West."The letter rambles for awhile and then apologizes for `the destruction we have caused to private and public property we have defaced,' " said Earl Biederman, managing editor.
He characterized the damage as minimal and said it would take about 10 minutes with a paintbrush to repair it. Each of the circular peace signs was 2 to 3 feet in diameter.
Biederman said he had never heard of the group before. The letter said they are a group of conscientious young Americans who believe oil is not worth one drop of American blood.
"This is the only way we can think of to be heard and seen," said the letter.
Asked whether he was surprised, Biederman said "These things happen." Orem and Provo police said so far they have not had any other reports of damage.