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Colonial Statues Had a Pretty Bad Thanksgiving

Colonial Statues Had a Pretty Bad Thanksgiving

A sign hangs from the statue of George Washington in Union Square, New York, during a rally in June in response to the killing of George Floyd. In Portland, a war memorial in the city’s Lone Fir Cemetery dedicated in 1903 to veterans of the Mexican-American War was vandalized and a statue torn down the night before Thanksgiving, according to KOIN. Class C felonies in Oregon carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and up to $125,000 in fines. A statue of former President George Washington in Minneapolis was toppled and splashed with red and yellow paint on Thursday, according to left-wing journalism and activist collective Unicorn Riot. In downtown Spokane, Washington, a statue of former President Abraham Lincoln was splashed with red paint.

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