While in the U.S., families celebrated Thanksgiving with reduced gatherings or Zoom calls, protesters tipped down historic statues and monuments.
In Washington State, the Spokane Police Department reported that the statue of President Abraham Lincoln 16 was damaged in red paint, while several colonial statues, including one by George Washington, were destroyed and overturned overnight in Minneapolis.
PISTTSBURGH PARK CHRISTIAN COLUMN SCULPTURE TO GO, art panel decides
The inscriptions “No More Genocide” and “All Colonizing Villains” were in red graffiti on the works.
The Pan-Indigenous People’s Liberation (PIPL) network took the step and said in a statement that this was partly a response to the call for a “National Decolonial Action Day”.
The American Indian Movement earlier he pulled down the discovery statue of Christopher Columbus outside the state capital.
Protesters in Portland in the ore marked local markets and a memorial dedicated to veterans of the Civil War, Mexico, Spain and the Indian War with anti-colonial rhetoric.
Local law enforcement officers arrested three suspects at Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland.
The Chicago Midwest headquarters has witnessed similar efforts, although protesters were finally unable to demolish President William McKinley’s park statue on Wednesday.
The words “land back” were painted in several cities, referring to the LANDBACK campaign. The indigenous movement aims for the sustainable development of communities, the protection of American land, and the fight against white supremacy.
“We must continue to decolonize our minds, communities, and sovereign nations,” LANDBACK says in his mission statement. “The decolonization of our communities and people is directly related to our ability to thrive.”
“By reviving our indigenous rites, our culture, our languages, and our lifestyles, we will further strengthen our identity and get rid of the oppressive systems that separate us from the indigenous healing growth and connection to the spirit that is indigenous to us,” they wrote.
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When citizens took to the streets en masse after the police assassination of George Floyd, the state and local governments were forced to make decisions about whether to remove Confederate statues and monuments that, in some cases, stood for more than a century.
Over the summer, the Democratic-led House of Representatives voted to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol.