In American Portland, participants in demonstrations that began in US cities after the death of an African American George Floyd at the hands of a policeman in Minneapolis demolished a monument to the country’s third president, Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809). This was reported by CBS.
The monument stood at the entrance to the Jefferson High School in the north of the city.
The protesters left the slave owner inscription on the discarded monument, and a poster with the words “dark-skinned women inspire me” was thrown nearby.
It is noted that this is the third damaged sculpture in Portland.