US White woman captured on camera vandalizing statue of the only Black member of the Lewis and Clark expedition
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Video captured a white woman vandalizing a statue of the only Black member of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition,
Video obtained by the Portland, Ore. shows an unidentified white woman using purple spray paint to deface the Statue of York, which honors an enslaved member of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
In an obscenity-laced rant, the woman says that she is a victim of "prejudice against Black and Hispanic people," and says that replacing the statue of a White man with a Black man is "not unity." She also shared her personal information to bystanders who recording the incident.
France is sending a second Statue of Liberty to the US
The famous monument's "little sister" is leaving Paris for New York City ahead of Independence Day. A gift from France to America, it will first be displayed on Ellis Island, and will then stay in Washington, DC for 10 years.The statue, over 450 kilograms (992 pounds) in weight and just shy of 10 feet tall, was first made in 2009. It is an exact replica of the original 1878 plaster model preserved by CNAM.
Had an interesting encounter during a bike ride this morning. A person was defacing the Bust of York statue on the top of Mt Tabor.- GodzEli (@santoku)
The Statue of York, who was the first Black to cross North America and reach the Pacific Coast, replaced a statue of Harvey Scott, who was the longtime editor and owner of the Oregonian newspaper, according to NBC-affiliate KGW.
Scott's statue was toppled in October because of his past conservative views on women's suffrage, which he opposed.
This is the second time within three months that the statue of York has been vandalized,
Statue of Harvey Scott torn down in Mt. Tabor Park.
Scott died in 1910, was a longtime editor of the Oregonian and also brother of women's rights advocate Abigail Scott Duniway.
Scott opposed woman's suffrage- Devon Haskins (@devonhaskins)
Portland Parks & Recreation said in the KGW report that it's already working on removing the paint and determining the cost of damages. The Portland Police Department is investigating the incident.
The Hill has reached out to Portland Police for more information
Egerton Ryerson Statue Toppled at Protest Over Mass Grave of 215 Indigenous Children .
The Ryerson statue had already been vandalized earlier in the week after the suspected remains of 215 indigenous children were found. The discovery — which prompted a national outrage — has led to greater scrutiny of figures like Ryerson and their role in Canadian history. Social media posts from the protest on Sunday show the statue being pulled down from its pedestal while the crowd cheered around it. The statue had already been daubed in red paint with slogans including "dig them up" and "land back", referencing his links to Canada's treatment of its indigenous population.