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Protesters in Portland knock over Lincoln, TR statues as part of "Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage"

SEATTLE — Protesters in Portland, Ore., swept through the city on Sunday night, toppling statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt and damaging the entrance to the Oregon Historical Society in a demonstration against colonization and the treatment of Native Americans.


Protests around the country this year have mainly targeted statues featuring slave owners and symbols of the Confederacy, but the demonstrators in Portland focused on the 1920s statues of the former presidents as part of a protest billed as an “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage.”


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/12/us/portland-lincoln-statue-roosevelt.html



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