The violent leftist mob hates all memorials and monuments that offer people continuity with the past, either to remember the wrongs or celebrate achievement.
Now, a violent mob in Portland has destroyed another artistic marker… this one of Thomas Jefferson.
Photos obtained by Oregon Live show the base of the monument was spray-painted in black with “slave owner” and “George Floyd.”
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) June 15, 2020
The statue, situated in front of Jefferson High School, was yanked down following a protest against police brutality organized by Rose City Justice.
Oregon Live reports:
At about 7:15 p.m., a crowd of more than 1,000 left the high school grounds to march to the park. By the time they returned, a statue of Thomas Jefferson had been pulled from its pedestal, apparently by a smaller group. The statue fell on its side and a dent was visible in the concrete where it fell.
Earlier in the day, the statue’s pedestal had been defaced with graffiti that, among other things, identified Jefferson as a slave owner.
“There’s an interesting piece of history up here… Mr. Thomas is all beside himself,” one protester said of the statue being toppled.
“We’re taking this city back,” the organizer added. “One school at a time. One racist statue at a time.”
Perhaps the organizer would also like to see the Declaration of Independence destroyed?