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Portland Succumbs to Chaos as Elk Statue Burns


They assured us all they wanted to come for was Confederate statues.

According to Black Lives Matter, these were slave owners and racists that needed to be wiped from public view.

Thus began the great purge of American history.

Radical protesters around the country have denigrated and defaced statue after statue.

But they’re not just coming after Confederate statues.

The Oregonian details how protesters set fire to an elk statue in Portland:

A 120-year-old statue of an elk has been removed from downtown Portland after protesters lit a fire that damaged its base Wednesday night.

The statue, which sits atop the David P. Thompson Fountain, has been the target of graffiti and fires during the weeks of protests against systemic racism, police brutality and the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

“The fire did not seem to harm the elk,” said Keith Lachowicz, the Public Art Collections Manager with Regional Arts and Culture Council.

A fire was also set under the statue Tuesday night.

The elk and fountain were donated to the city by one-time mayor David P. Thompson in 1900 to honor elk that once roamed the Willamette Valley. The statue sits between Chapman and Lownsdale squares, across from the Justice Center, the focal point of nightly protests.

It had been in the same place for 120 years and was originally designed to water horses, Lachowicz said.

Usually, it functions as a fountain in the summer, he said, though this year it wasn’t turned on because of concerns over spreading COVID-19.

The Regional Arts and Culture Council and the city decided the damage to the granite base of the statue was so severe the piece needed to be removed for public safety reasons, Lachowicz said.

They were concerned the statue would fall over and injure someone, he added.

Police said they are investigating the damage.

Did the elk own slaves?

Was it a white supremacist?

These radicals are burning and destroying simply because they want to cause so much chaos that we submit to their will.

Here’s the latest on Twitter over the poor elk in Portland:



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