Minneapolis park crews assess damage to Washington, Pioneers statues

28November 2020

Minneapolis park crews assess damage to Washington, Pioneers statues

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Maintenance crews from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board spent Friday assessing damage after two statues in city parks were vandalized early Thanksgiving morning. Vandals toppled a statue of George Washington in the Washburn Fair Oaks Park across from the Minneapolis Institute of Art and also splashed it with paint. A few miles away in northeast Minneapolis’ B.F. Nelson Park, unknown suspects spray-painted the words “no thanks,” “no more genocide,” “decolonize” and “land back” on the large granite Pioneers statue. “We will start removing the paint as soon as we can,” said Park Board spokeswoman Dawn Sommers. Crews will also…. See article below.

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Source: https://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-statues-of-washington-pioneers-vandalized/573209481/

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