Protesters gathered around the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Park last night, declaring they would return in force on Thursday night to tear the “motherf***er” down.
WUSA-TV reported that a group called “The Freedom Neighborhood” organized the event.
Protester at Emancipation Monument claims that they will be tearing down the monument Thursday at 7 PM.
Also calls for them to show up at Senator Mitch McConnell’s home. pic.twitter.com/LJ8e2f5KRG
— Richie🎥McG🍿 (@RichieMcGinniss) June 23, 2020
“Thursday at 7 PM, we tearing this motherfucker down!”
— Richie🎥McG🍿 (@RichieMcGinniss) June 24, 2020
The Freedom Neighborhood, who organized this protest, says protesters will *NOT* attempt to take down the Emancipation Memorial tonight.
They plan on coming back Thursday at 7 pm with even more support.
— Tom Dempsey (@KCTomDempsey) June 23, 2020
Abraham Lincoln’s emancipation memorial was first erected on April 11, 1876, exactly eleven years to the day of Lincoln’s assassination. It was paid for by formerly enslaved people, many of them Black veterans, to honor Lincoln for the Emancipation Proclamation. Frederick Douglass gave the keynote address to a crowd of more than 25,000 people, including President Ulysses S. Grant.
I visited the statue paid for by freed slaves. The former slave is clearly not kneeling. He is rising, free from shackles & clearly looking up with determination! When freed slaves kneeled in front of Lincoln in Richmond, he famously said “Kneel for no man. Kneel only for God”.
— True Liberal 2 (@TrueLiberal2) June 24, 2020
This is definitely felony incitement. @FBI
— Paul “TᕼE ᗷOOK GᑌY” 🦠 (@PaulTheBookGuy) June 24, 2020
I fail to see how we end racism by tearing down a statue that symbolizes the freeing of the slaves— a monument that was conceptualized by, funded by, and commissioned by black woman who were freed slaves. Can someone help me understand?
— Gay INsanity (@InsanityGay) June 24, 2020
This is about Marxism which is the driving philosophy behind BLM and ANTIFA as interpretrd through critical theory. You can’t reason with these people, they reject reason as a western form of white oppression.
— Larry Waddell (@Xianworldview) June 24, 2020
The National Park Service is an agency of the United States Federal Government that manages all national monuments. This Emancipation Monument therefore is federal property those who attempt to tear it down will be prosecuted. POTUS said to the fullest extent today. Up to 10 yrs
— Roma G’Antonia (@RomaGAntonia1) June 24, 2020
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