It was always going to come to this.
They’re not coming for the Confederacy or former slave traders. They’re coming for America. Every last bit of it.
A statue of George Washington that stood on the lawn of the German American Society in Northeast Portland was toppled by protesters Thursday night as demonstrations continue following the killing of George Floyd, local KATU reports.
A U.S. flag was seen burning at the head of the statue of the first U.S. president before it was pulled down by protesters using a rope.
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The attack on Washington follows the previous toppling of a Jefferson statue.
The graffiti on the Washington statue reads “Genocidal colonist” making it clear that this nonsense isn’t about slavery, it’s a direct attack on the existence of the United States of America.
Now, the White House could ask the Secretary of the Interior to start designating Columbus, Washington, Jefferson statues as protected landmarks.
At that point they would come under federal protection.
Any conservatives who want to get that ball rolling, instead of just being outraged, are welcome to advocate for it.