MOB MENTALITY – ANOTHER STATUE

Frederick Douglass statue torn down on anniversary of great speech

MOB MENTALITY - ANOTHER STATUE TAKEN DOWN

A statue of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass was torn from its base in Rochester, New York on Sunday.

168 years to the day since the city was the setting for one of his greatest speeches, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

The statue stood in Maplewood Park, a site on the Underground Railroad.

The network through which Douglass and Harriet Tubman, both escaped slaves themselves.

They others helped ferry people enslaved in southern states to freedom in the north.

One of 13 statues which were placed around Rochester in 2018, the 200th anniversary of Douglass’s birth,

The monument was found next to a river gorge, about 50ft from its pedestal, police said.

The base and a finger were damaged.

MOB MENTALITY – ANOTHER STATUE TAKEN DOWN

Carvin Eison, who worked on the project which brought the statues to the city, told the Democrat & Chronicle newspaper:

“It’s particularly painful that it happened at this time …

It’s really sad because here in Rochester the statue of Frederick Douglass has always been a face of good.”

The statue would be replaced, he said.

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  1. Collateral damage in the War on civility and America.

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