Rob Shimshock, DCNF
Chicago authorities found an Abraham Lincoln statue burned late Wednesday.
What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31,…
The statue of the slave emancipator appears to be burned, reported NBC 5 Chicago.
“What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism,” said Raymond Lopez, Chicago’s 15th Ward. “This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned.”
“Near 69th & Wolcott, if anyone has any information regarding this act, please contact the police or my office immediately.”
The burning appears to lend credence to President Donald Trump’s prediction that not only Confederate generals would come under attack, but also other famous American figures. Abraham Lincoln, however, did not own slaves and emancipated African Americans during the Civil War.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the Chicago police department for comment, but received none in time for press.
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