The criminal behaviors of Antifa and Black Lives Matter continue to explode as the violence runs rampant in Portland, Oregon
Rioters or as the media calls them, “peaceful protesters” overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln in Portland Sunday night in a declaration of “rage” toward Columbus Day.
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 figure who Native American advocates have said spurred centuries of genocide against indigenous populations in the Americas.
The group threw chains around Roosevelt’s statue, officially titled “Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Rider.” They threw red paint on the monument and began using a blowtorch on the statue’s base, news outlets reported.
The crowd pulled down the statue just before 9 p.m. The group later turned their attention toward Lincoln’s statue, pulling it down about eight minutes later.
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