The Lincoln Emancipation Statue sits in Lincoln Park on Nov. 11, 2017 in Washington D.C.'s Capital Hill neighborhood. 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. 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. Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park Police in Rochester are trying to determine who ripped a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass from its … 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. Protestors spray-painted “Dakota 38” on the Lincoln statue before taking it down. A fake photo of damage to the Lincoln Memorial is spreading around on social media. Lincoln Memorial by Kelli Dougal on Unsplash Was the Lincoln Memorial defaced? One of the group members was carrying a semi-automatic pistol and could face weapons charges. Claim: A photograph shows the Lincoln Memorial after it was defaced by Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters. Boston’s mayor is considering removing a statue that features Abraham Lincoln and a freed slave after a petition circulated in the city. Several miles away, in northeast Minneapolis' BF Nelson Park, the large granite 'Pioneers Statue' was spray painted with the words 'no thanks,' 'no more genocide,' 'decolonize' and 'land back.'. An Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane was also vandalized with red paint. 'The MPRB is working together with the community to address and respond using a racial equity lens to determine next steps,' the spokesperson said. 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 memorial, which was erected in 1903, honors soldiers of the Civil, Spanish-American, Mexican, and Indian wars, according to the cemetery's website. The 10-foot statue was donated by Henry Waldo Coe. In Portland, Ore., a monument in the city’s Lone Fir Cemetery, dedicated in 1903 to … 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. 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." Hide Caption. “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. Authorities didn't provide a cost estimate of the damage, but it's in the thousands. More than 6 million people visited the Lincoln Memorial in 2012, the National Park Service says. Videos and images showed red paint sprayed onto the column located in the Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland with the words: 'F**k USA.'. Blessing said federal security staff first noticed the vandalism on Thursday morning. 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. In Portland, where protests against police brutality and racism overtook the city this summer, nearly a dozen storefronts and businesses were damaged. This was an intentional act to try to destroy this statue,” … National Park Service calls for nonviolent demonstrations. The paint appears to have been applied late Wednesday or early Thursday, the Spokane Police Department said. Protesters in Portland, Oregon, pulled down statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt on Sunday evening and vandalized some businesses, police said. 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 … 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. Thus far, SPD has found no video of the incident, however. Protesters then turned their attention to a nearby statue of Lincoln, which was toppled several minutes later. 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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. Lopez thinks the statue was deliberately targeted for vandalism. RELATED: Abraham Lincoln statue vandalized with red paint. Lincoln's statue was vandalized with green paint in 2013. 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. It took two days to completely clean the statue, which was doused in red paint on Thanksgiving in … Businesses hit included banks, an auto service center and a shipping store, police said. Then-Sen. John F. Kennedy gave a speech in front of it during his presidential campaign in 1960. A statue was found vandalized on June 14 after a petition was created requesting its removal. 13 of 13. Vandalized Roosevelt statue / InsideEdition/YouTube. 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 comments below have not been moderated. Protest organizers dubbed the event "Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage,” in response to Monday's federal holiday named after 15th-century Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, a … Protest organizers dubbed the event "Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage,” in response to Monday's federal holiday named after 15th-century Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, a polarizing … SPD said … 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. An image on social media appears to show the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. vandalized during recent demonstrations against police brutality. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Cpl. 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. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane has been vandalized with red paint. A woman and her newborn stand at their side. An Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane was also vandalized with red paint. It's not clear if they have attorneys. In Chicago, protesters attempted to tear down a statue of 25th President Williams McKinley and covered it with red spray paint. Park maintenance crews have been notified about the vandalism. '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.'. In Spokane, Wash., a statue of Abraham Lincoln was vandalized with red paint. 'We must continue to decolonize our minds, communities, and sovereign nations,' per its mission. Protesters in Portland overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalized the Oregon Historical Society in a … ... Crews removed the vandalized … The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board was aware of complaints about the content and subject matter of the statue, a spokeswoman said. 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 … Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial defaced by vandals in rioting. A second American flag was laid over the toppled bronze Washington statue and set on fire. The phrase 'Land Back' appeared in some vandalism and referred to the The LandBack movement, an Indigenous campaign against white supremacy. It marked exactly eleven years to the day of Lincoln's assassination. The statue of Abraham Lincoln in downtown Spokane has been vandalized. The paint appears to have been applied late Wednesday or early Thursday, the Spokane Police Department said. No one has been arrested. 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. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - An Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane has been vandalized with red paint. 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. An Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane has been vandalized with red paint. 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. By Associated Press , Wire Service Content Nov. 26, 2020 By Associated Press , Wire Service Content Nov. 26, 2020, at 5:48 p.m. 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 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). ... the World War II Memorial and the statue of Gen. Casimir Pulaski. An image on social media appears to show the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. vandalized during recent demonstrations against police brutality. They were booked into the Multnomah County Jail, and each face 10 counts of first-degree criminal mischief. 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." SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Abraham Lincoln statue in Spokane has been … SPOKANE — The statue of Abraham Lincoln in downtown Spokane has been vandalized. The Emancipation Memorial statue was first erected in Lincoln Park in Washington D.C. on April 11, 1876. Police said an Indiana woman has been charged with a misdemeanor. ", '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 Abraham Lincoln statue in downtown Spokane was vandalized with red paint and a local company helped clean it up, according to … Claim: A photograph shows the Lincoln Memorial after it was defaced by Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters. This claim is true. Plenty of us will be happy to see 2020 in our rear-view window come Jan. 1. 'The decolonization of our communities and people is directly related to our ability to prosper. In Spokane, Wash., a statue of Abraham Lincoln was vandalized with red paint. Published Nov. 27, 2020 4:58AM ET Portland Police. Critics have also noted Thanksgiving Day can come with instances of cultural appropriation and decried what they call a white-washing of history. The bust of Abraham Lincoln has sat on a West Englewood corner for decades. The Star Tribune reports a statue of Washington was torn from its base in Washburn Fair Oaks Park and splashed with paint. 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. Reporter. Anti-Colonial ‘Land Back’ Thanksgiving Protests See Statues Vandalized in Four States ‘NO MORE GENOCIDE’ Jamie Ross. The statues and buildings vandalized on Wednesday and Thursday appear to have been targeted in protest of colonialism, gentrification and capitalism. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. 'There's no indication that the statue moved at all,' authorities told The Chicago Tribune. 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 … 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. This story can be republished by other organizations for free under a Creative Commons license. 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.'. Spokane Police have no suspects. Calls to take down a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Boston's Park Square, between the Park Plaza and the Transportation Building, are growing. SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) was notified that the downtown Abraham Lincoln statue was vandalized on Thanksgiving. Authorities arrested 24-year-old Chester Hester, 38-year-old Nicole Noriega and 23-year-old Bailey Willack. The vandalism was sparked by a call to action via social media on Wednesday , which urged protesters to attack symbols of colonialism, capitalism, and gentrification ahead of Thanksgiving. Cpl. THE FACTS: The Lincoln statue and surrounding monument were not vandalized during recent protests, according to a spokesman for the National Mall … Statue Vandalized In McKinley Park Overnight ¿ CBS Chicago, Vandals hit pioneer monument, Washington statue in Minneapolis - StarTribune.com. The base and legs of the Lincoln statue at the juncture of Monroe Street … SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) was notified that the downtown Abraham Lincoln statue was vandalized on Thanksgiving. 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(Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) 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 statue of Lincoln was unveiled in 1930, and it cost $25,000 to build, according to Spokane Historical. Portland police said they responded to reports of a group of people smashing windows and spray-painting graffiti on buildings. Protesters have targeted McKinley statues in Buffalo, New York, and Honolulu this year, among other cities. The statue erected in 1930 is 12 feet high and cost $25,000 at the time. The statue was cast at Claude Valsuani's foundry in France in 1927, on Lincoln's birthday, and was dedicated on October 5, 1928. 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. No, the Lincoln Memorial was not vandalised. The statue depicts Don Juan de Oñate and other conquistadors leading the Spaniards through "New Spain." Arielle Dreher's reporting for The Spokesman-Review is funded in part by Report for America and by members of the Spokane community. Meanwhile, three people were arrested after a memorial dedicated to war veterans was vandalized and a statue was toppled. The statue depicts Don Juan de Oñate and other conquistadors leading the … History. Police said there are no suspects and the motive for the vandalism isn't clear. For more information on this, please contact our newspaper’s managing editor. Lincoln's statue vandalised even worse than Churchill's at the #BlackLivesMatter protest in London. 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. It’s wasn’t just [plastered] with graffiti or tipped over. “I believe that what happened to Abraham Lincoln wasn’t just a random act of violence. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in Portland overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalized the Oregon Historical… 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. 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. Police say that, based on statements from witnesses, more people were likely involved, and they plan to continue investigating. Like Columbus Day, some Americans view Thanksgiving as a celebration of Native American conquest by colonialists. 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 Spokane Historical Society says Sen. John F. Kennedy gave a speech at the statue in 1960 during his successful run to become president. Lincoln's statue vandalised even worse than Churchill's at the #BlackLivesMatter protest in London. The destruction comes six months after protesters pulled down a Christopher Columbus statue outside the State Capitol this summer. A statue was found vandalized on June 14 after a petition was created requesting its removal. Spokane, WA; Lincoln Statue Vandalized With Red Paint in Spokane U.S. News & World Report - Associated Press. 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. 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