Disgusting. Despicable. And typical of the racist hate group and its leftist allies.
Protesters and rioters gathered around New York City’s Central Park Thursday night and splashed red paint on the iconic statues leading into the park before marching uptown along Eighth Avenue to deface property.
Police told Fox News there were between four and six arrests and the preliminary charges ranged from criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Protesters faced off with police but there were no injuries to demonstrators or police, a spokesman said. At least one video emerged that purported to be a physical clash between officers and the group.
One of the statues splattered with paint was the USS Maine Monument, which is the entrance at Columbus Circle.
The monument commemorates the 261 naval personnel who sank when the USS Maine went down. Some were as young as 16 years old.
There were a number of Asian-Americans and Black men at the time did serve in the Navy. They died in the sinking.
On board U.S. Navy ships, African Americans were integrated with sailors of all nationalities. (Many aliens, including Japanese, Chinese, and Filipinos, served on U.S. Navy ships during that era. Some of them enlisted while the ships were in foreign ports.) According to a list of “colored men on board USS Maine, February 15, 1898,” 30 African Americans were among the 350 personnel on board at the time of the explosion. Of the 260 men who died, 22 were African American. They typically worked in the engine rooms; as firemen, oilers, and coal passers; or as mess attendants and landsmen. However, there were also five African American petty officers, three seamen (experienced sailors), and one ordinary seaman.
Two African American sailors received the Medal of Honor, one for actions at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, another for actions just prior to the official start of the war. Another African American sailor, Fireman William Lambert, was the pitcher for the USS Maine’s baseball team.
Photos and video posted by the New York Post appear to show that the riots are mostly white lefties.
Five people were arrested on various charges in Columbus Circle near the USS Maine National Monument, which was defaced with anti-police graffiti, cops said.
“ACAB,” an acronym for “All cops are bastards,” and “F–k 12,” which means “F–k the police,” were spray-painted on the monument.
“Stonewall was a riot,” was also written in pink spray paint.
The crowd was part of the Stonewall Protests, which gathers weekly outside the iconic Greenwich Village bar
The group describes itself as “black queer and black trans activists centered on the acknowledgement of all black life” on Instagram.
Videos from Thursday night showed at least a hundred protesters shoving a swarm of cops as the officers attempted to make arrests. Some of the demonstrators shouted at them, “Disgrace!” and “What is wrong with you?”
It is indeed a disgrace. As is the ongoing media support for this human garbage that celebrates vandalizing a memorial to hundreds of sailors of all races who died in service to our country.