CBS News Los Angeles reported that a statue of George Washington located in downtown Los Angeles was defaced and then torn down – according to the L.A. police department. The statue was draped in an American flag which was then set ablaze.
The L.A. police department reported that seven people were arrested following the statue’s desecration.
Here’s a tweet showing the before and after pictures of the statue, along with the “End White Supremacy, Reclaim Our #Landback” tweet that invited protestors to join in the last night’s event which started at City Hall. The post noted there would be a “special surprise” which apparently was the desecration of the George Washington statue.