Thomas Jefferson statue toppled after scathing message is written at its base in Oregon

A night of protests in Portland, Oregon, brought down the statue of Thomas Jefferson in front of a local high school Sunday as demonstrators target historical figures related to slavery and oppression nationwide, KOIN News reported.

The words “slave owner” and “George Floyd” were scrawled across the base of the statue before protesters tore it down, according to KATU and other outlets.

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