A statue of Abraham Lincoln was vandalized in Chicago with red paint.
Lincoln, of course, freed the slaves.
The far-left vandals wrote messages like “colonizer” and “land back” along with the paint that was meant to look like blood.
Look what someone did to that Young Abe Lincoln statue near Senn High School. pic.twitter.com/eY3E02Yvp3
— Billyjoe (@Billeeejo) November 26, 2022
The statue is in Senn Park in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.
According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, “the vandals also reportedly wrote ‘Dakota 38,’ in apparent reference to 38 Dakota Sioux who were executed on Lincoln’s order following the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, also known as the Sioux Uprising.”
“This was the second time a Lincoln statue had been vandalized in Chicago recently. A statue of the former president was also defaced with a similar message in Lincoln Park in October,” the report said.
“In 2020, police officers and protesters battled over a statue of Christopher Columbus, which was later removed,” the Tribune noted. “In August, a city commission recommended a series of new public memorials and the removal of several statues for honoring white supremacy or disrespecting Native Americans. The commission recommended further review for the Young Lincoln statue, as part of tributes that should be revised or have added narrative.”
The writing on the ground has already been removed, and the rest of the paint is expected to be cleaned up on Monday.
Chicago Park District spokeswoman Michele Lemons told the Tribune that a police report had been filed about the incident.
It is unclear if the Chicago Police Department has any suspects at this time.
There have not been any arrests made as of Saturday night.
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