Criminals announce time and place they will tear down Abraham Lincoln statue in DC

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Black Lives Matter extremists in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are reportedly intent on tearing down a statue that was paid for by freed slaves.

Known as the Emancipation Memorial or as Freedman’s Memorial, the statue depicting former President Abraham Lincoln and a freed slave has sat in Lincoln Park since 1876.

More notably, the monument was paid for almost entirely by freed slaves.

“The bronze statue, designed by sculptor Thomas Ball, was built almost entirely with funds donated by former slaves and dedicated in 1876,” D.C.’s official tourism site,, notes.

“The statue was unveiled on the 11th anniversary of Lincoln’s death, with Frederick Douglass delivering the keynote address to President Ulysses S. Grant and more than 25,000 people in attendance.”

One hundred forty-four years later, extremists with BLM are planning to try and tear down the monument this upcoming Thursday, according to reports (*Language warning):

The extremists, most of them white, were seen congregated around the memorial Tuesday afternoon, listening to an unnamed figure propagandize.


The specific BLM subgroup that organized Tuesday’s protest, the so-called Freedom Neighborhood, has vowed on Instagram that it’s seeking “change … by any means necessary.”

“To achieve true justice, we are not working with the police, nor will we seek any relationship with them,” the group wrote. “In order to create change, we will do so by any means necessary. If you want a revolution, it won’t happen by being peaceful.”

Nor will it happen by heeding wisdom, knowledge and reason, it would appear.

Watch as the BLM extremists shout down a woman as she tries to educate them about the important events that are held at the memorial:

Because of the actions of one local Democrat leader, it may not even be necessary for the extremists to return Thursday to carry out their nefarious plot.

Tuesday afternoon, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton announced plans to introduce a bill that’ll call for relocating the monument to a museum.

“Although formerly enslaved Americans paid for this statue to be built in 1876, the design and sculpting process was done without their input, and it shows. The statue fails to note in any way how enslaved African Americans pushed for their own emancipation,” she reportedly said in a statement.

“Understandably, they were only recently liberated from slavery and were grateful for any recognition of their freedom. However, in his keynote address at the unveiling of this statue, Frederick Douglass also expressed his displeasure with the statue.”

She was actually right.

“Speaking at its dedication, Frederick Douglass departed from his prepared tribute to Lincoln to voice unhappiness with the statue,” The Boston Globe reported last week.

“According to Howard University professor John W. Cromwell, Douglass ‘was very clear and emphatic in saying that he did not like the attitude; it showed the Negro on his knees, when a more manly attitude would have been more indicative of freedom.'”

Nevertheless, not everybody agrees with the thesis that it would be better to remove the statue and place it elsewhere.


The question of whether or not to remove/relocate the statue is certainly one worthy of a lively congressional debate. If BLM extremists get there way, however, there’ll be no debate — there’ll only be continued destruction.


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