Portland group topples Roosevelt and Lincoln statues in protest of Columbus day

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'Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage' protests holiday named for Italian explorer accused of violence against Native Americans
Protesters pulled down statues of former presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday night, in a declaration of "rage" over the Columbus Day federal holiday.

On Monday morning, Donald Trump seized on video of the protests to seek to score points in his re-election fight against Joe Biden.

"These are Biden fools," the president wrote. "ANTIFA RADICALS. Get them FBI, and get them now!"

Protest organizers dubbed the event "Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage", in response to Monday's federal holiday named after 15th-century Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, a polarizing figure who Native American advocates say spurred centuries of genocide against indigenous populations.

The group…
Associated Press in Portland, Oregon
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