Portland police said they responded to reports of a group of people smashing windows and spray-painting graffiti on buildings. A pioneer monument in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was defaced with red paint over the Thanksgiving holiday, The Pioneers Statue at BF Nelson Park was vandalized with the words 'no thanks,' 'no more genocide,' 'decolonize,' 'all colonizers are b*******,' and 'land back', A statue of President George Washington was torn down in a Minneapolis park on Thanksgiving Day, Authorities have not made any arrests related to the vandalized George Washington statue or the pioneer monument. Blessing said federal security staff first noticed the vandalism on Thursday morning. The paint appears to have been applied late Wednesday or early Thursday, the Spokane Police Department said. The Lincoln Emancipation Statue sits in Lincoln Park on Nov. 11, 2017 in Washington D.C.'s Capital Hill neighborhood. ... Crews removed the vandalized … A woman and her newborn stand at their side. Erin Blessing, who was at the scene around 12:30 p.m. taking photos, said SPD was reviewing video footage from buildings adjacent to the statue, including the federal building. In Chicago vandals tried to topple a park's statue of President William McKinley early Wednesday using a rope tethered to a car, police said. Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. The paint appears to have been applied late Wednesday or early Thursday, the Spokane Police Department said. The memorial, which was erected in 1903, honors soldiers of the Civil, Spanish-American, Mexican, and Indian wars, according to the cemetery's website. Protesters in Portland overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalized the Oregon Historical Society in a … An Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane was also vandalized with red paint. The attempt to pull down the statue at McKinley Park failed about 4am, but police said the statue was spray-painted with graffiti that CBS 2 reported included the words 'Land Back.'. Lincoln Memorial by Kelli Dougal on Unsplash Was the Lincoln Memorial defaced? The Lincoln statue was not vandalized during recent protests, according to a spokesman for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, although some graffiti was left at the steps leading up to the monument. Protestors spray-painted “Dakota 38” on the Lincoln statue before taking it down. Vandalized Roosevelt statue / InsideEdition/YouTube. Rashford's mother tells of struggles to put food on the table, SNP MP Drew Hendry is suspended from Commons after shouting, A memorial dedicated to war veterans was vandalized and a statue was toppled during protests in Portland early Thursday morning, A statue that was mounted on top of the structure was also toppled and seen on the ground covered in red paint. SPOKANE — Spokane's Abraham Lincoln statue was one of several monuments that received national attention after being vandalized Thanksgiving Day — some toppled, some doused with red paint and others covered with graffiti reading "land back." Claim: A photograph shows the Lincoln Memorial after it was defaced by Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters. It’s wasn’t just [plastered] with graffiti or tipped over. This story can be republished by other organizations for free under a Creative Commons license. © Copyright 2020, The Spokesman-Review | Community Guidelines | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Copyright Policy, One dead, another injured in Browne’s Addition shooting, suspect in custody, Airway Heights inmates believe factory work is driving 'ridiculous' outbreak …, Man suspected of throwing Christmas trees from Riverfront Park into river …, Driver suspected of DUI after Sunset Highway head-on collision Saturday afternoon …, One dead after Thursday collision with military-style truck …. The statue of Abraham Lincoln in downtown Spokane has been vandalized. It's not clear if they have attorneys. Cpl. The bust of Abraham Lincoln has sat on a West Englewood corner for decades. Cpl. Critics have also noted Thanksgiving Day can come with instances of cultural appropriation and decried what they call a white-washing of history. National Park Service calls for nonviolent demonstrations. This was an intentional act to try to destroy this statue,” … The base and legs of the Lincoln statue at the juncture of Monroe Street … Demonstrators spray-painted “Dakota 38” onto the statue’s pedestal, apparently a reference to 38 Dakota men who were accused of attacking settlers and later executed during the Dakota War of 1862. Hide Caption. In Spokane, Wash., a statue of Abraham Lincoln was vandalized with red paint. Protesters in Portland overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalized the Oregon Historical Society in a declaration of “rage” toward Columbus Day. ", 'Through the revitalization of our Indigenous ceremonies, culture, languages and life ways we will continue to strengthen our identity, and break free from the oppressive systems that disconnect us from achieving the healing growth and connection to spirit that is integral for us as Indigenous people.'. SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) was notified that the downtown Abraham Lincoln statue was vandalized on Thanksgiving. SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) was notified that the downtown Abraham Lincoln statue was vandalized on Thanksgiving. “I believe that what happened to Abraham Lincoln wasn’t just a random act of violence. Lincoln's statue vandalised even worse than Churchill's at the #BlackLivesMatter protest in London. Spokane Police have no suspects. The graffiti on the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial has received the most attention, but a total of 12 statues and memorials were defaced … The Abraham Lincoln statue in downtown Spokane was vandalized with red paint, according to the Spokane Police Department. A bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln by George Fite Waters was installed in Portland, Oregon's South Park Blocks, in the United States, until 2020. A statue that was mounted on top of the structure was also toppled and seen on the ground covered in red paint. 4 News Now found the statue covered in red paint … Boston’s mayor is considering removing a statue that features Abraham Lincoln and a freed slave after a petition circulated in the city. Statue Vandalized In McKinley Park Overnight ¿ CBS Chicago, Vandals hit pioneer monument, Washington statue in Minneapolis - StarTribune.com. The Star Tribune reports a statue of Washington was torn from its base in Washburn Fair Oaks Park and splashed with paint. The comments below have not been moderated. It is not clear when the vandalism occurred. Spokane, WA; Lincoln Statue Vandalized With Red Paint in Spokane U.S. News & World Report - Associated Press. RELATED: Abraham Lincoln statue vandalized with red paint. The Lincoln Memorial was vandalized with red spray paint early Tuesday, authorities said. Police said an Indiana woman has been charged with a misdemeanor. The statue of Lincoln was unveiled in 1930, and it cost $25,000 to build, according to Spokane Historical. Teed off after teeing off! McKinley was president from 1897 to 1901 and his push for westward expansion is now widely criticized as racist, for pushing Indigenous people off their land. An Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane was also vandalized with red paint. The statue depicts Don Juan de Oñate and other conquistadors leading the Spaniards through "New Spain." The statues and buildings vandalized on Wednesday and Thursday appear to have been targeted in protest of colonialism, gentrification and capitalism. 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Claim: A photo shows that protesters in June 2020 "damaged and defaced" the statue in the Lincoln Memorial, covering it in graffiti, with messages such as "#BLM." Park maintenance crews have been notified about the vandalism. On the back of the statue's base, an engraving shows an American Indian handing a peace pipe to Father Hennepin. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in Portland overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalized the Oregon Historical Society in a declaration of “rage” toward Columbus Day. THE FACTS: The Lincoln statue and surrounding monument were not vandalized during recent protests, according to a spokesman for the National Mall … For more information on this, please contact our newspaper’s managing editor. A fake photo of damage to the Lincoln Memorial is spreading around on social media. The Spokane Historical Society says Sen. John F. Kennedy gave a speech at the statue in 1960 during his successful run to become president. Protesters then turned their attention to a nearby statue of Lincoln, which was toppled several minutes later. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) U.S. News & World Report - An Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane has been vandalized with red paint. This claim is true. Videos and images showed red paint sprayed onto the column located in the Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland with the words: 'F**k USA.'. The statue erected in 1930 is 12 feet high and cost $25,000 at the time. Back in 2013, the statues of Abraham Lincoln inside the Lincoln Memorial and Joseph Henry, outside the headquarters of the Smithsonian Institution, were also vandalized … Protesters in Portland overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalized the Oregon Historical Society in a declaration of "rage" toward Columbus Day. Like Columbus Day, some Americans view Thanksgiving as a celebration of Native American conquest by colonialists. SPOKANE — Spokane's Abraham Lincoln statue was one of several monuments that received national attention after being vandalized Thanksgiving Day — some toppled, some doused with red paint and others covered with graffiti reading "land back." The phrase 'Land Back' appeared in some vandalism and referred to the The LandBack movement, an Indigenous campaign against white supremacy. SPOKANE, Wash. — The Abraham Lincoln statue in downtown Spokane was vandalized overnight. Lincoln's statue was vandalized with green paint in 2013. Thus far, SPD has found no video of the incident, however. Protesters have targeted McKinley statues in Buffalo, New York, and Honolulu this year, among other cities. More than 6 million people visited the Lincoln Memorial in 2012, the National Park Service says. ... the World War II Memorial and the statue of Gen. Casimir Pulaski. They were booked into the Multnomah County Jail, and each face 10 counts of first-degree criminal mischief. In Portland, Ore., a monument in the city’s Lone Fir Cemetery, dedicated in 1903 to … SPD said … The monument depicts three generations of a pioneer family, whose men are holding a rifle, ax and plow. Arielle Dreher's reporting for The Spokesman-Review is funded in part by Report for America and by members of the Spokane community. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane has been vandalized with red paint. Plenty of us will be happy to see 2020 in our rear-view window come Jan. 1. The statue was cast at Claude Valsuani's foundry in France in 1927, on Lincoln's birthday, and was dedicated on October 5, 1928. A statue was found vandalized on June 14 after a petition was created requesting its removal. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds. Protesters in Portland, Oregon, pulled down statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt on Sunday evening and vandalized some businesses, police said. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board was aware of complaints about the content and subject matter of the statue, a spokeswoman said. SPOKANE, Wash. — The Abraham Lincoln statue in downtown Spokane was vandalized with red paint and a local company helped clean it up, according to … Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial defaced by vandals in rioting. CBS 2's Sandra Torres reports. The memorial, which was erected in 1903, honors soldiers of the Civil, Spanish-American, Mexican, and Indian wars, according to the cemetery's website, Authorities said they arrested 24-year-old Chester Hester (right), 38-year-old Nicole Noriega (center) and 23-year-old Bailey Willack (left). Authorities arrested 24-year-old Chester Hester, 38-year-old Nicole Noriega and 23-year-old Bailey Willack. A statue was found vandalized on June 14 after a petition was created requesting its removal. Published Nov. 27, 2020 4:58AM ET Portland Police. This is in reference to the 38 Dakota men that Lincoln approved to be hanged after they were involved in a violent situation with white settlers. In Portland, Ore., people protesting Columbus Day last month toppled that city’s Lincoln statue, but Spokane police have not established a motive in the local incident. 13 of 13. No, the Lincoln Memorial was not vandalised. Vandals targeted at least businesses in Oregon this Thanksgiving holiday and historical monuments in four US cities were defaced amid two days of protests over the holiday. Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter. The 10-foot statue was donated by Henry Waldo Coe. In Spokane, Wash., a statue of Abraham Lincoln was vandalized with red paint. The destruction comes six months after protesters pulled down a Christopher Columbus statue outside the State Capitol this summer. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - An Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane has been vandalized with red paint. The statue of Abraham Lincoln in downtown Spokane has been vandalized. Businesses hit included banks, an auto service center and a shipping store, police said. An image on social media appears to show the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. vandalized during recent demonstrations against police brutality. An image on social media appears to show the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. vandalized during recent demonstrations against police brutality. A lion statue outside Chicago's Art Institute was vandalized with spray paint Thursday night. It took two days to completely clean the statue, which was doused in red paint on Thanksgiving in … In Chicago, protesters attempted to tear down a statue of 25th President Williams McKinley and covered it with red spray paint. SPOKANE, Wash. — The Abraham Lincoln statue in downtown Spokane was vandalized with red paint and a local company helped clean it up, according to the Spokane Police Department. No one was in custody and Chicago police did not have a description of whomever targeted the McKinley statue on the city's southwest side. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. The vandals hit in Portland on Thursday as a statue of George Washington was torn down and a pioneer monument was covered in graffiti with phrases like 'No More Genocide' in Minneapolis. Claim: A photograph shows the Lincoln Memorial after it was defaced by Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters. Authorities didn't provide a cost estimate of the damage, but it's in the thousands. 'This spring, a sign was placed near the statue stating this information and inviting people to share their thoughts or be part of framing new directions.'. Calls to take down a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Boston's Park Square, between the Park Plaza and the Transportation Building, are growing. Minneapolis Park Police are investigating after vandals toppled a statue of George Washington and defaced a pioneer monument with anti-colonialist graffiti early Thanksgiving morning. Protesters in Portland overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalized the Oregon Historical Society in a declaration of “rage” toward Columbus Day. Further north in Washington State, a statue of former President Abraham Lincoln was cloaked in red paint. This claim is true. Anti-Colonial ‘Land Back’ Thanksgiving Protests See Statues Vandalized in Four States ‘NO MORE GENOCIDE’ Jamie Ross. It marked exactly eleven years to the day of Lincoln's assassination. Lincoln's statue vandalised even worse than Churchill's at the #BlackLivesMatter protest in London. No one has been arrested. In Chicago vandals tried to topple a park's statue of President William McKinley early Wednesday using a rope tethered to a car, police said, No one was in custody and Chicago police did not have a description of whomever targeted the McKinley statue on the city's southwest side. A statue of Abraham Lincoln was covered in red paint amid anti-colonialism protests in Spokane, Washington, Police said there are no suspects and a specific motive for the vandalism wasn't clear on Friday, The Abraham Lincoln statue was 12 feet tall and cost a staggering $25,000 when it was built in 1930. 'The decolonization of our communities and people is directly related to our ability to prosper. By Lauren Edmonds and Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com and Associated Press, Published: 18:05 GMT, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 22:28 GMT, 27 November 2020. 'There's no indication that the statue moved at all,' authorities told The Chicago Tribune. Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park Police in Rochester are trying to determine who ripped a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass from its … A second American flag was laid over the toppled bronze Washington statue and set on fire. An Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane has been vandalized with red paint. The base and legs of the Lincoln statue at the juncture of Monroe Street and Main Avenue are splattered with red paint that dripped down the sides of the monument. 'We must continue to decolonize our minds, communities, and sovereign nations,' per its mission. “It’s unknown what the motivation is behind the malicious mischief but it’s disheartening to see such a thing in our beautiful city,” a statement from SPD says. The base and legs of the Lincoln statue at the juncture of Monroe Street and Main Avenue are splattered with red paint that dripped down the sides of the monument. Police say that, based on statements from witnesses, more people were likely involved, and they plan to continue investigating. The Emancipation Memorial statue was first erected in Lincoln Park in Washington D.C. on April 11, 1876. Spokane’s Abraham Lincoln statue was one of several monuments that received national attention after being vandalized Thanksgiving Day – some toppled, some doused with red … Spokane’s Abraham Lincoln statue was one of several monuments that received national attention after being vandalized Thanksgiving Day – some toppled, some doused with … The word 'colonizer' is seen scrawled across a Bank of America ATM in Portland on Thursday, Graffiti is pictured next a Bank of America ATM in Portland after a call to action on Wednesday which urged indigenous protesters to attack symbols of colonialism, capitalism, and gentrification, Portland police said they responded to reports of a group of people smashing windows and spray-painting graffiti on buildings, 'Land Back' graffiti is pictured on a business on Southeast Hawthorne Street in Portland on Thursday, A man walks past anti-gentrification messages on Umpqua Bank on Southeast Hawthorne Street in Portland on Thursday. 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