Rioters in Portland tore down statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt Sunday night in an organized protest called the “Indigenous Day of Rage.”
“The Abraham Lincoln statue in Portland was toppled tonight by the ‘indigenous’ faction of Antifa who organized a ‘day of rage,’” journalist Andy Ngo tweeted, accompanied by video footage of the statue.
Police declared a riot Sunday evening after a crowd gathered and planned to “pull down a statue with a chain.”
Law enforcement officials ordered rioters to disperse, or they would face “arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to tear gas and impact weapons.”
The “Indigenous Day of Rage” is in response to Columbus Day, a federal holiday celebrated on Monday.
“F— all you colonizers! … Every one of you that’s against Black Lives Matter can f— the f— off,” one person is heard saying in a video of the Roosevelt statue being pulled down.
Protesters spray-painted “Dakota 38” on the base of the Lincoln statue, which is a reference to 38 Dakota men who were hanged at Lincoln’s approval in 1862.
The riot in Portland, which became commonplace in the city over the summer, was denounced by President Trump on Twitter, calling for federal authorities to quell the violence.
“These are Biden fools. ANTIFA RADICALS. Get the FBI, and get them now!” he wrote in response to a video of the toppled Lincoln statue.
“Put these animals in jail, now. The Radical Left only knows how to take advantage of very dumb “leadership” fools. This is Biden! Law & Order!” the president also said Monday.