CBS affiliate KOIN in Portland, OR, was on the scene for protests in the city when its reporters spotted people vandalizing and eventually toppling a George Washington statue.

From KION:

9:30 p.m.

About 20 demonstrators have covered the head of a statue of George Washington in a flag and set fire to the flag at NE Sandy and 57th. There also appears to be some graffiti on the statute.

11:30 p.m.

The group of people at NE Sandy and 57th has pulled down the George Washington statue and vandalized it with graffiti. Those responsible have left and police are now on the scene.

Protesters near the Justice Center have started walking north on SW 6th Street.

The destruction took place a few days after rioters tore down a statue of Thomas Jefferson outside of Portland.

The statue sat in front of a high school named for him.

 

 
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