Friday, June 19, 2020

George Washington Statue Desecrated in Portland

Criminals in Portland turned their ire on a statue of George Washington Thursday night while using George Floyd’s recent murder as their justification.

A group of roughly 20 people — none who were arrested — wrapped an American flag around the bronze statue, lit it on fire and finished off their vandalism by applying “Big Floyd,” “F– cops,” and other graffiti related to slavery.

Footage of the event, which took place at NE Sandy Boulevard and NE 57th Avenue, went viral on Twitter.

Read the piece here.