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Portland Protesters Pull Down the Statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt


 The unrest Portland violent protests on Sunday led to the in toppling of  statues of former presidents Roosevelt and Lincoln in Portland.

The report said that the Roosevelt statue fell at about 8:51 p.m., local time, and the Lincoln statue fell about eight minutes later in Portland’s South Park Block. The paper said that the police did not intervene.

The rioters also shattered the entrance to the Oregon Historical Society in Portland’s South Park Blocks late Sunday before moving into other areas of downtown, and unfurling a banner that read, “Stop honoring racist colonizer murderers.”

The police department took to Twitter to announce that those “trying to pull down a statue with a chain” or taking part in vandalism is “subject to arrest.” They later declared a riot.

“To those marching downtown: this has been declared a RIOT,” the police tweeted. “All persons must immediately disperse to the NORTH. Failure to adhere to this order may subject you to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to tear gas and impact weapons.”

 In June, a group of protesters pulled down a statue of Thomas Jefferson statue in front of his namesake Portland high school.



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