Portland High School's Thomas Jefferson Statue Toppled Amid Protests

Portland High School's Thomas Jefferson Statue Toppled Amid Protests

Complex - Life·2020-06-15 23:35

Today in Oh Hell Yeah, we have word that a statue of Thomas Jefferson has been toppled amid protests in Portland.

The statue, which marks merely the latest example of unworthy monuments being removed via DIY methods by the general public, was toppled from its location of the steps of Jefferson High School on Sunday after the protest largely moved toward the Albert Park area. As a regional CBS News affiliate pointed out in their report on the Thomas Jefferson statue-toppling, the move was preceded by the spray paint-assisted addition of the descriptor "slave owner" to its base.

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