Two statues depicting George Washington, the United States’ first president, were defaced early Monday morning in New York City’s Washington Square Park.
General George Washington.
The early 20th-century statues — one of Washington as the nation’s first president and another depicting him as general of the country’s Revolutionary War forces — bled red as they dripped with the still-fresh paint just before 8 a.m. Remnants of the red paint-filled balloons that were tossed at them and the back side of the arch were left at the scene in Greenwich Village in Manhattan.
According to officers on the scene, municipal workers have already cleaned the George Washington relief at Washington Square Park.
The George Washington statue in the Hollywood District of NE Portland is the latest one to be vandalized.
Protesters splashed red paint on the Washington Square Arch last night following the clash with police where marchers were pepper sprayed during the Queer Liberation March nearby. Pics not mine. pic.twitter.com/dTy1XGrIR5
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