It started with the tearing down of confederate monuments and soldiers, then extremest started vandalizing statues of abolitionists, war memorials, and statues honoring women. Now, Antifa extremists are burning down statues of animals.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 2, 2020
Rioters gave no reason over why they attacked the elk statue, it was dedicated to the city of Portland by David Thompson in 1900.
The statue has been a known target of rioters who would spray anti-Trump messages.
There doesn’t seem to be a reason behind the destruction anymore, these rioters just want to create destruction.
A woman from Venezuela posted a great video warning Americans about those that are burning statues:
“Why do I even worry about some silly little statues coming down or some silly little street names changing? Why do I care?
It’s because the last time I didn’t care about this, I was a teenager. I have already lived through this thing when I was living in Venezuela. Statues came down, Chavez didn’t want that history displayed. And then he changed the street names. Then came the [school] curriculum. Then some movies couldn’t be shown, then certain TV channels, and so on and so forth.
You guys think it can’t happen to you, I’ve heard this so many times. But always be on guard. Never believe something can’t happen to you. You need to guard your country and your society or it will be destroyed.
We didn’t believe it could happen to us. Most Venezuelans – Cubans warned us – and we were like, ‘[This is] Venezuela, we know about freedom. That’s not going to happen here.’ Yet it happened. And there are literally a lot of people wanting to destroy the U.S.”
My next question is where is PETA!?