Thanksgiving sabotage: ‘Landback’ written on damaged statues

At BF Nelson Park in Mindipolis, the Wyndals damaged the Pioneers statue, spray-painted the words “no thanks,” “more genocide,” “decolonize” and “land back” on it, said Don Somers, spokesman for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. , Told CNN.

He said the Pioneers statue had previously been the subject of criticism and controversy.

A statue of George and Washington Washington was tampered with and grafted in Minneapolis’ Washburn Fair Oaks Park, Somers added. The damage was found on the afternoon of 26 November.

“The MPRB is working with the community to respond using ethnic equity lenses to determine the next steps,” he said in a statement.

A statue of former President William McKinley was vandalized in Chicago around 4 a.m. Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department told CNN, “The vehicle was thrown around a rope in an attempt to bring it down.”

In the video provided by CNN affiliate WBBM, the “land back” line was seen tarnished at the top of the statue.

Three people were arrested for painting and smashing windows in at least 10 businesses in the early morning of Nov. 26 in Portland, Reagan, police said in a statement.

The Portland Police statement said the grocery store, banks, auto service center, a package delivery and mailing center and local business storefront were damaged.

On 26 November Portland Police responded to reports that people had broken windows and sprayed graffiti.

In images provided by police, the words “land back” can be seen spray painting at at least two stores.

And police in Spokane, New York, say a statue of former President Abraham Lincoln was flooded with red. Police discovered the damage just after midnight on Nov. 26, Officer Terry Prayunger told CNN.

For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning

No arrests have been made in Minneapolis, Spokane and Chicago.

The fourth Thursday in November is recognized by some as a “National Day of Mourning” to mark the theft of Native American tribal lands, rights and sovereignty.

A plaque in Plymouth, Massachusetts, near the 1621 dining area shared by the Pilgrims and Indigenous Tribes reads: “Thanksgiving Day commemorates the genocide of millions of people, the theft of their lands and the relentless attacks on them. Their cultures. Part of a day of national mourning. Borrowers honor the original elders and the struggles of the original people to survive today. “