George Washington Statue Pulled Down

| June 20, 2020

This Drudge Report photo shows what appears to be a toppled George Washington statue. (Drudge Report)

Protesters pulled down a George Washington statue in Portland, Oregon. They placed a flag on the statue’s head and lit it on fire. When enough people arrived, they pulled the statue down. They left graffiti on the statue before leaving the scene. The police arrived after the errant individuals departed.

From KOIN 6 News:

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A quiet evening of demonstrations for racial justice and police reform in Portland ended with the razing of a George Washington statue on the eve of Juneteenth.

Thursday marked the 21st day of protests in Portland sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Two groups — Rose City Justice and Lavender Caucus — hosted a sit-in rally at Jefferson High School in the evening where community members shared their experiences with racism to a crowd of a few hundred. The group did not hold a march.

A separate group of about 20 people met at NE Sandy Boulevard and NE 57th Avenue around 10 p.m. at the site of a large bronze statue of George Washington. Some wrapped the statue’s head in an American flag and lit the flag on fire. Their numbers grew over the next hour until there were enough people to pull the statue to the ground. They quickly scattered. A KOIN 6 News crew found the statue face down and covered in graffiti. Portland police arrived a short time later.

KOIN 6 News has information on this and on other activities in their reporting area.

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  1. Just Lurkin says:

    Some of Lars’ pals got the statue of U.S. Grant last night in San Francisco-t was never about the Confederacy.

    • MustangCryppie says:

      These morons probably don’t even know who Grant was.

      The only one they recognize is the Lenin statue in Seattle and only because they saw him in their commie indoctrination comic books.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        More of Luis:

        • E4 Mafia '83-'87 says:

          This douchebag loses all credibility with piercings in nose and lips. The Leftist/Marxist/Communist/Anarchists complain that nobody listens to them, but they are against Free Speech and debate. Their positions are indefensible, and that is why they can’t/won’t debate. They are only interested in seizing power. Just ‘flip the lights on’ and they scatter like cockroaches. That’s why they stay in Leftist strongholds and don’t stray too far from Mommy’s basement.

        • Sapper3307 says:

          Luis is a certified HEP/C spite launcher if encountered.
          Stay classy

        • thebesig says:

          He complains that his kids would go to jail, and then tries to blame society. In reality, he should be blaming himself for setting a poor example.

        • MSG Eric says:

          He’s sure brave when he’s surrounded by minions who will defend and protect him.

        • Green Thumb says:

          This dude only appears tough with folks behind him.

          What a pussy.

          Slap him hard enough and he will queef.

          If I were counter protesters or the cops, I would begin siege operations. When they hungry, they will stop and go home.

          • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

            Those little fleabag SHITS only get bold when either they outnumber their intended target by at least ten to one OR they have and enormous physical advantage like the cowardly booger-eater in MA who attacked a Man in his Eighties for wearing a Trump hat!

      • SFC D says:

        This cannot be. The Commissar explicitly told us that Antifa is loosely affiliated and has no leadership. Therefore, this is all right wing propaganda.

        • MK75Gunner says:

          Not only is it right wing propaganda but this dude is undoubtedly one of the many white nationalists that infiltrated Seattle and caused all this trouble among the “largely peaceful” protestors according to the lunatics that run the fucking asylum called Seattle and their lackeys in the media.

          • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

            I bet that Major Moonbat will even tell us that it’s ALL a grass roots movement and NONE of it is financed by Soros like the Great Evil Fox News Right Wing Propaganda Machine suggests!

    • rgr769 says:

      Thanks for the link to captainsjournal.com. Great intel on the enemy and their tactics.

  2. OWB says:

    These punks are slowly but surely unifying the ordinary sane Americans who have not been paying attention until recently. Burn enough buildings, block enough freeways, destroy enough businesses, spew enough lies and the rest of the country finally awakens.

    Yes, they are dangerous. Yes, there are entirely too many of them running around spreading their hate and evil. But, they have underestimated the resolve of the vast majority of folks in this country who simply want to be left alone to live their lives.

    Freedom. It’s a beautiful thing. We will likely find out this summer just how much it costs to maintain it.

    • OldManchu says:

      This.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Oh, yes, that law of physics (or whatever it is): for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction: it doesn’t just mean hitting billiard balls into the corner pockets.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      What the Antifa and BLM idiots don’t realize is that there are a LOT OF people in Red State America locked and loaded in anticipation of them trying their shit in that neck of the woods…

  3. Wireman611 says:

    When the Dem/Lib mayors of these Antifa destroyed areas apply for federal aid and assistance with rebuilding their trashed cities, they should be told that they caused it, they allowed it to happen, they caught few or no miscreants so they can tax their own citizens to pay for it.

  4. OldManchu says:

    Lars come tell us how these old symbols and the attacks on them receive too much outrage.

    (I just double spaced perfectly to be like you)

    Tell us how you can’t see what all the fuss is about as you take it all in from your elevated intellectual position.

    Just an extra sentence so I can double space shortly after the last one.

  5. MSG Eric says:

    They don’t hate these statues, they hate themselves because they aren’t something more than the useless scum they continue to be.

    They could be something positive and improve society, their own communities, etc. It is easier to lash out and hate everything, but it won’t help. they could burn the entire world and it wouldn’t be enough to fill the hole they are.

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Spot on MSG… Here’s hoping this asshat comes up against someone who doesn’t play his game, and “takes out the trash”… permanently…

  6. 5th/77th FA says:

    Nore and more evidence that this is not and never was about either Confederate Statues or Black Lives. Those were just the low hanging fruit and a distracting narrative. I’ve been preaching since the early 90s that when all things Confederate are destroyed, then they will be coming for all things American. All of this is a systematic attack on America, who we are, and what we stand for.

    These people are nothing but common criminals and need to be treated as such. Your right to peaceful protest ends when you start burning, looting, and/or assaulting people or things. Think of the millions of people who go thru their entire life, being a law abiding, peaceful citizen, that has NEVER had a run in with the Police. The thousands of daily interactions over a simple traffic stop that end well for both parties, but that the Police must plan for the worst.

    This is a declared war by the enemies of our Republic and it should be treated as such. Larsi showing up to defend his soi boi anarchists in 5.4.3.2.. You wanted a war? Get ready little bois, hell is coming to breakfast!

    • Commissar says:

      This is about hundreds of years of institutional racism.

      That history is more than the confederacy.

      It is a history nearly as old as the colonies. Almost 400 years.

      • MSG Jay says:

        So should the Buffalo Soldiers monuments be torn down? They helped the white man put native Americans on the reservations.

      • Blaster says:

        Racism and slavery go back way more than hundreds of years, way before the US was to blame. Still goes on in the Mid East and Africa. Also, in the last couple of hundred years, there have been many, many Democrats in the system. They didn’t do much to help.

        • The Other Whitey says:

          Portland has had nothing but dems in charge since 1993
          Kansas City has had nothing but dems in charge since 1991.
          Seattle has had nothing but dems in charge since 1990.
          Minneapolis has had nothing but dems in charge since 1973.
          Baltimore has had nothing but dems in charge since 1967.
          San Francisco has had nothing but dems in charge since 1964.
          Detroit has had nothing but dems in charge since 1962
          Washington DC has had nothing but dems in charge since 1961.
          Newark has had nothing but dems in charge since 1953.
          Philadelphia has had nothing but dems in charge since 1952.
          St Louis has had nothing but dems in charge since 1949.
          Chicago has had nothing but dems in charge since 1931.
          Boston has had nothing but dems in charge since 1930.
          Atlanta has had nothing but dems in charge since 1878.
          New Orleans has had nothing but dems in charge since 1872.

          So, yeah, tell me again about those cities with “systemically racist/institutionally racist” police forces, because they’ve been taking their orders from nobody except democrats—the very same democrats who now say it’s so horrible and such a problem—for a loooong time. A very, VERY long time in some cases.

          Either it’s true and the dems have been okay with it for all this time, or they’re full of shit and pandering to the skewed worldview of extremists.

          • A Proud infidel®™ says:

            HERE YOU GO AGAIN, giving off a big stone wall of facts, logic and common sense which will make Major Moonbat aka Lars aka Commissar either freeze up or cut loose with another tsunami of his liberal cult propaganda that he lives to excrete! I wonder if he even has the stones to reply to your facts?

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Why only the focus on the bad past, not the continually improving stuff?

        Unless it is about destruction, not improvement.

        Oh snap. We were not supposed to notice.

      • Green Thumb says:

        I would go back to over 4,000 years.

        And it is not just white versus black.

        Its black versus white, black versus Hispanic, white versus Hispanic, Hispanic versus jew, etc.

        It seems a lot of this gets lost along the way….

      • SFC D says:

        “It is a history nearly as old as the colonies. Almost 400 years.”

        And raging against history does fuck-all to improve the future. It just makes you an asshole with a perpetual victim mentality.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Why do you insist on regurgitating Communist anti-US propaganda? Didn’t you get issued one of those lurid red SAEDAA cards?

        And you call yourself “educated”…

    • Blaster says:

      They won’t stop when they get what they currently want. Their wants will just change and move on to the next piece of America, be it history, culture, etc.

      Over the last couple of years I’ve learned a lot about myself, according to the Woke, liberal, progressive enlightened ones that are here to fix it all.

      1. I am a racist! This is for no other reason than I am white. It has nothing to do with my beliefs or raising, and the fact that I married a Native American and that I have a Mexican daughter bear no weight.
      2. I am lucky to have my White Privilege. I have been privileged to work my whole life. I was privileged to serve my country for almost 33 years, so far (AD and NG). I have been privileged to get my ass out of bed to get it too work, many days at 3:30-4:00AM, work up to 16 hours at times as a Millwright and Iron Worker and then drive an hour back home (at times I would get home and have no memory of the drive). I was privileged to have 7 combat departments. At times, I thought I was about to die. So scared that if it hadn’t been for all of the training that resulted in muscle memory taking over, I’d probably have froze up. Funny thing about all of my white privilege, there were almost always Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American and Pacific Islanders next to me. I guess they were hoping my privilege would keep them safe too.
      3. Communism and Socialism are great and historically have just been done wrong.
      4. History is what we say it is, not what actually did/didn’t happen.
      5. The American flag is a racist symbol. Regardless of the fact that slavery was abolished under that flag.
      6. If you don’t agree with someone else’s beliefs, it’s because they are Racist. Simply call them a racist and shut them up
      7. It’s “bad” when we say it is, but justified when we use it! Examples: no border wall on the Southern border, but around CHAZ is ok. We need to get rid of guns, unless we are an armed gang patrolling CHAZ because the police are not allowed in our “country”. etc.

      I could go on and on about what I have learned, but I have to get my racist, privileged ass back to work (on Saturday)

      • MSG Eric says:

        You forgot to mention that only white people can be racist because we’ve been in power over people of color even back when we were all neanderthals. The lightest skin neanderthals were always in charge because they were closest to white. Just ask a leftist, they’ll tell you.

  7. Commissar says:

    Despite the comments, I am not pals with or responsible for every idiot.

    People don’t know their history. And attack statues of worthy men,

    They see statues of old white men and see slave owner or racist.

    Unfortunately, often they are right.

    For the record, I am against tearing down statues of men who were not traitors to our country.

    Especially men like George Washington.

    • Just Lurkin says:

      “Hey hey, ho ho, Western Civ has got to go”, these are the words of a noted jackass not very long ago at a place not very far away from you. Those of us who saw where that was headed have been arguing against that very cultural vandalism for some time, but all any of us have ever seen you do is call us all idiots for pointing out to you how destructive all this would inevitably be. Those are your people out there doing all this Lars, you’ve even said that you’ve gone to protests to render aid, and the changes that you are personally acquainted with some of these people seems high-you might as well own it.

      Hey, hey, ho ho!

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        “Hey hey, ho ho, Western Civ has got to go”,…

        As for me, myself and many others I say “HEY HEY, HO-HO-, liberalism HAS GOT to go…”

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      You helped flog the mob. You can’t walk away from your culpability.

      You and your “friends” own this, and we understand they meant it, even if you won’t admit it.

      They will also turn on you. Don’t bitch when that happens.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        They’re already starting to do so in my AO…

        Know a white teacher that went to a rally in the area with her 20-something daughter to support BLM. During the rally, a group of African-American protestors turn on them and told the to “get their white asses out”. They left as fast as they could… and she’s not a supporter now.

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          I myself am an Ex-OTR (Over The Road) Trucker, and when I made my living hauling freight coast to coast, I often found myself in the armpits of major urban areas where I got cussed at and threatened JUST for being white. In one such Northeastern City I had some local denizens look right at me and yell “YO WHITEY, GET YO’ WHITE-ASS OUT OF OU’-HOOD NOW!!!! NOW if it were someone who wasn’t White receiving the same in Suburban America, the liberal mess media at the behest of George Soros would be screeching for its minions, Major Moonbat aka Lara aka Commissar to riot until the last liberal minion lay dead, and then they’d recruit more from college campuses.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      If you start a fire, you’re responsible for everything that it burns, regardless of your original intent. Sorry, Lars, but you and yours lit this fire, and then you threw napalm on it.

    • SFC D says:

      You are them. You are the mob. You know it as well as I do. You helped build it, just as your lord and master Obama stated.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      It’s ALL on your side of the fence, Major Moonbat!!! That and how many times has anyone Seen President Trump supporters gathering and attacking supporters of the opposition? THAT’S RIGHT, it’s the other way around!!!

  8. Berliner says:

    Hey Commissar… About Seattle CHAZ/CHOP… here is a local tv station (King 5/NBC Affiliate) coverage of a reporter being followed/stalked by an armed “resident” who discourages people from talking to the reporter.
    This was 2 days after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (Dork-in locally) spoke with Fredo Cuomo on the Cartoon News Network saying everything is peaceful and there were no bad people with guns. Perhaps she was confusing that part of Seattle with her (and her partners) $10 million dollar waterfront home guarded by her SPD security detail.

    Other videos on the interwebs have a strolling youth with a Desert Eagle handgun.

    • Berliner says:

      Fresh from the Peacefull CHOP/CHAZ! This is adjacent to where the King5/NBC Affiliate Reporter stood speaking about where Seattle Protests start/end.

      https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/one-dead-one-critical-in-early-morning-shooting-at-capitol-hill-protest-zone/

    • MSG Eric says:

      There was also a recent video of the Warlord Raz handing out AR-15s to minors and giving them about 5 minutes of “training” on how to use them.

      I don’t know how many felonies that is, but it’s a lot. Not that the useless elected officials and police leadership will do anything about it.

      • Berliner says:

        “All Knowing” Commissar has declared that video was obviously a fake by Fox News.

        Fox admitted error in 3 other instances:
        “A FoxNews.com home page photo collage which originally accompanied this story included multiple scenes from Seattle’s ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ and of wreckage following recent riots. The collage did not clearly delineate between these images, and has since been replaced. In addition, a recent slideshow depicting scenes from Seattle mistakenly included a picture from St. Paul, Minnesota. Fox News regrets these errors.””

        This is the video of Raz, whose real name is Solomon Samuel Simone, is a rap artist / producer, political activist and self-declared Warlord of CHOP/CHAZ.
        https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2020/06/14/meet-raz-simone-the-alleged-warlord-of-the-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone/#513f219f523f

        In the video filmed by a CHOP/CHAZ resident, Raz, pulls the AR from the trunk of his Tesla S and passing it to a random youth, after asking if anybody was over 18 and knew about guns. The youth had to be told to point the weapon down and away from bystanders. Later on Raz is carrying his AK.

  9. So go to these peeps and tell them to empty their pockets of any cash they have and burn the currency in front of them because the currency has American Presidents and other’s they don’t like or no nothing about, Throw the quarters away with Pres. Washington on them. If These peeps are standing by their principles then they shouldn’t mind throwing their moola shmoola away. And thank you Curtis Sliwa for the name moola shmoola.

  10. ninja says:

    George Washington Statue?

    Nah.

    Those Folks need to sign THIS petition to tear down THIS monument to slavery!

    https://genesiustimes.com/petition-tear-down-this-monument-to-slavery/

  11. ninja says:

    George Washington?

    Next thing you know, it will be the Washington Monument.

    That being said, POTUS has a plan:

    “Trump Modifies Washington Monument In Response To Protesters”

    https://genesiustimes.com/trump-modifies-washington-monument-in-response-to-protesters/

    “President Trump has been looking for new ways to communicate to people since his favored platform Twitter has started censoring his tweets.”

    “Thinking outside the box, he has come up with a way to communicate effectively to the people protesting him for something that happened in Minneapolis: slight modifications to federal monuments.”

    “The first modification was to the Washington Monument, increasing the size and breadth of the statue and projecting a unique message to protesters and rioters.”

    “The monument has been defaced and set on fire during riots last week. The modification to the monument was part of the quick reconstruction.”

    “Obelisks are overrated,” Trump said in a press conference announcing the modification. “I thought this new design was much more meaningful given the circumstances.”

    “Protesters were infuriated and screamed even louder than they had been screaming.”

    “I can’t believe he would dishonor the monument that we’re trying to destroy,” one Antifa member who refused to be identified said.”

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Trump is gonna do what? Put three shorter obelisks up against the current one, and one more diagonally crossing them?

      In, of course, black, brown, yellow, and red stone.

  12. Possibly the George Washington bridge may come down if the shit birds can talk the Loizaux family owned buisness Controlled Demolition Inc. and tell them that the bridge is racist and they should implode it or else they will boycott the company and protest inside one of the structures while the blasting caps go off. GEE, wouldn’t that be a blast. next will be TCM not showing the flick George Washington slept here starring Jack Benny. Holy Moley, this shit can go on and on.

  13. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    The statue of US Grant had to go. Can’t have a popular white emancipator, who signed and enforced anti KKK laws, wrecking the white=racist narrative.

    The statue of Cervantes had to go. Can’t admit a “pale” was ever a slave, or could ever write passionately against the obscene practice of slavery.

    They knew who they were. Those two are in the way of the “destroy America” narrative.