Anti-colonization protesters aren’t here for the statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
In the spirit of Indigenous Peoples Day, protesters took to the streets of Portland, Oregon to express their lack of enthusiasm for some of the men responsible for shaping this country.
Protesters promoted the Sunday night event on social media and called it “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage,” per Oregonlive. Sunday was the day before Columbus Day, an anniversary that historically is known as the celebration of the day Christopher Columbus discovered America. But in recent years, some states have decided to rename the day Indigenous Peoples Day in celebration and remembrance of the native people who originally inhabited this land.
A protester stands over a toppled statue of President Theodore Roosevelt during an Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage protest Sunday in Portland. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
The protesters took charge at the statues of President Abraham Lincoln, President Theodore Roosevelt and at the Oregon Historical Society. There were about 200 people marching down West Burnside Street dressed in all black. At about 8:51 p.m., they took down the…