While millions of Americans were celebrating Thanksgiving – alone, in small groups, or with large families regardless of governors’ dictatorial COVID restrictions – a group of left-wingers with nothing better to do, and apparently no turkey to eat, were busy toppling statues of our nation’s most iconic figures.
Including Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
According to this, vandals desecrated, toppled and destroyed statues of President William McKinley in Chicago, a veterans monument in Portland, an Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane, and two statues in Minneapolis, one of George Washington and another commemorating pioneers who settled the West.
In Minneapolis, a statue of George Washington was ripped from is pedestal and its based scrawled with messages in red paint, including "Stop colonization” and "end Thanksgiving.”
Both a George Washington and "Pioneer Statue" were vandalized during the Thanksgiving holiday in Minneapolis. The Washington was knocked over and splattered with paint. The Minneapolis Park and Rec. board is working to "address and respond using a racial equity lens" (WCCO) pic.twitter.com/yGD0nymLPP— WDBJ7 (@WDBJ7) November 27, 2020
As dawn arose on #ThanksgivingDay in #Minneapolis, two historical colonial statues were toppled & defaced.— Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) November 27, 2020
George Washington's statue was taken down & the Pioneers Statue was vandalized with the words "no more genocide" “decolonize,“ “#landback,“ & more.https://t.co/Y3zcdckTz3
A veterans memorial commemorating Indian, Spanish-American, Mexican, and Civil War veterans was vandalized in Portland.
“Fu** USA” graffitied on the base of a statue that was toppled in Lone Fir Cemetery sometime this morning. The statue was erected in 1902, in honor of Indian, Spanish-American, Mexican, and Civil War Veterans. #PDX #Portland pic.twitter.com/iOy7T2vD7z— Independent Media PDX (@NDpendentPDX) November 26, 2020
Protesters actually tied a rope around a statue of President William McKinley, who I can only assume they couldn’t even correctly identify, and tried to pull it down.
Vandals Try to Pull Down Chicago Park's McKinley Statue https://t.co/9Ob1xs9ayS pic.twitter.com/3q5lFVzLcH— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) November 28, 2020
Someone dumped red paint all over a statue of President Abraham Lincoln in Spokane.
Someone is not feeling so thankful on this holiday as the Abe Lincoln statue on Main & Monroe in Downtown Spokane has now been vandalized.— Maher Kawash (@MaherKXLY) November 26, 2020
SPD is looking into this. @kxly4news pic.twitter.com/WOpSe5MKSh