Vandals Topple Century Old George Washington Statue in Portland, Burn American Flags

A statue of George Washington that had stood for a century was toppled and defaced by a group of vandals last night. The group also wrapped the statue’s head in an American flag and lit the flag on fire. They then laid another flag on top of the fallen statue and set that one on fire.

Andy Ngo: Portland wakes up to see what antifa did overnight. A century old statue of George Washington was toppled & set on fire with an American flag. “White fragility,” “Damn white men” & other messages are written on the moment. On the ground nearby: “Defund white men.”

Andy Ngo: Antifa rioters on Sandy Blvd. in Portland draped a US flag over a George Washington statue & set it on fire. They then toppled the statue. “Genocidal colonist” & “f— cops” are sprayed on monument. Rioters have began to build another autonomous zone nearby.

Andy Ngo: Another American flag was laid over the toppled George Washington statue in Portland and set on fire. #antifa #BlackLivesMatter

From KXL:

This marked the 22nd straight night of demonstrations in the city over the death of George Floyd after a Minneapolis Police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

A statue of Thomas Jefferson at the school was vandalized earlier this week. This makes two statues of U.S. Presidents that have been vandalized during protests in the city.