Rioters vandalize statues on Boston Common – including one for black Civil War heroes

Rioters vandalize statues on Boston Common – including one for black Civil War heroes
Rioters, 'splody stuff at King's Chapel (built 1754) on Boston's Freedom Trail. Boston Herald video, YouTube

[Ed. – Statues are on the naughty list.]

Boston rioters allegedly protesting racial discrimination in America took their anger out on more than a dozen statues and monuments around Boston Common this past Sunday night. Among the damaged and defaced monuments was one dedicated to African-American soldiers who fought to end slavery during the Civil War.

“The Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial was one of 16 public art works damaged when thousands of protesters swarmed Boston Common on Sunday night,” WBUR reported. …

“The conservator’s recent prep work protected the front of the bronze relief with plywood, but its granite backside was vandalized with four-letter words and phrases including ‘Black Lives Matter,’ ‘No Justice, No Peace,’ and ‘Police are Pigs,’” the outlet reported.

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