Rioters Fail to Topple Emancipation Statue in D.C.

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Townhall – In Washington, D.C., leftists have set their sights on the Emancipation Statue, which is baffling because the statue memorializes the abolition of slavery in the United States. The statue depicts President Lincoln holding a copy of his Emancipation Proclamation as he symbolically frees a slave, shackled and knelt before him. According to the National Park Service, the funds for the 1876 statue came primarily from freed slaves and African American Union veterans. But today’s leftists have decided that the freed slaves built a racist statue because the slave depicted in the statue is kneeling before the white president, which suggests “black people are inferior to white people,” as one protester told Townhall’s Julio Rosas. So that’s why protesters want police to kneel down before them.

Julio was at the statue on Tuesday when protesters gathered and announced their intentions to vandalize the memorial. A speaker told the angry mob that the memorial was on “stolen land” and warned white people that “we gonna make sure we get what’s owed to us.” The mob promised to come back two days later and tear down the statue. 

Fast forward to Thursday. Since the protesters made their intentions clear, law enforcement had plenty of time to build a wall around the statue.  MORE HERE


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