Statue was in front of the German American Society, formerly a Masonic Hall whose members probably originally erected the monument. Protesters in Portland, Oregon, wrapped a statue of George Washington in an American flag, lit it on fire — then pulled it down Thursday night, according to a report. By Mélissa Godin June 19, 2020 12:38 PM EDT P rotesters tore down a statue of George Washington … 76,242, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved In San Francisco over the weekend, vandals toppled a statue of former president Ulysses S. Grant, who led the Union Army against the Confederacy during the Civil War. A statue of George Washington that stood on the lawn of the German American Society in Northeast Portland was toppled by protesters Thursday night as … American flags were burned on Washington. 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Marshal for "uninformed" statement on shooting, Top CEOs vow to hire 1 million Black Americans, demonstrations for racial justice and police reform, California Privacy/Information We Collect. Washington’s was the second Portland statue to be pulled down by protesters in the midst of nightly protests against police violence and racism. Local media reported that up to 40 people saw the statue being taken … A statue of George Washington has been pulled down with ropes at NE 57th & Sandy near the German American Society. Their numbers grew over the next hour until there were enough people to pull it down. Several other presidential statues have recently been targeted. The statue of General Williams Carter Wickham was toppled in Monroe Park in Virginia, AP cited a police spokeswoman as saying. American flags were burned on Washington. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! There’s now a […] Portland police arrived a short time later. 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