Following the protests in Charlottesville, Confederate statues are being torn down across southern states. Some of them were ordered to be removed, while some have been destroyed by protesters.
The white supremacist rally in Charlottesville was initially billed as a protest against the removal of certain Confederate statues, so it makes sense that this would be the “revenge” that their opposition would take.
Bizarrely, in addition to the Confederate status being vandalized, so was the memorial of the man who waged war on them. At the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., someone sprayed “F*** Law” with red spray paint on a pillar at the monument.
— Kat (@katxarielle) August 15, 2017
And that wasn’t even a one-off event! Again, today, there’s another act of vandalism on Honest Abe, this one on a statue memorializing him in Chicago.
A 3-foot-tall bust of Abraham Lincoln, a community fixture for nearly 100 years in the Englewood neighborhood, was found vandalized on Wednesday.
The bust has stood in the grass at 69th Street and Wolcott Avenue for decades. Over the years people stopped cleaning it, and it fell into disrepair.
Now the stone statue sits with dark burn marks and crumbling pieces of concrete around the face.
Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) said that he asked his ward superintendent to retrieve it so that it can be restored.
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What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31,…
Alderman believes that neo-Nazis are behind the vandalism, but that’s merely his own bias speculating, as police have no information on the incident.
This kind of destruction needs to stop. It’s getting out of control. Our country is never going to come together if hooligans insist on destroying monuments.
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