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Joe Rivano Barros Jun 19
Activists just toppled the Junipero Serra statue in Golden Gate Park here in San Francisco Now they’re onto Francis Scott Key, slave owner and writer of the Star Spangled Banner
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Joe Rivano Barros Jun 19
Replying to @jrivanob
Crowd beat up on the statue after and tagged it, plus a nearby statue of Cervantes for good measure
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Joe Rivano Barros Jun 19
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And Francis Scott Key is down, *right* as a police officer says “you’ve made your point, we’re not gonna let you pull this statue down,” with the crowd cheering and shouting “next one!”
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Joe Rivano Barros Jun 19
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Long snail trail left after group pulled statue towards a fountain to dump it in Then in sweetest moment of the night, someone came up to the group and said “no no no, that’s the AIDS memorial fountain,” and everyone immediately stopped and brought the statue back to the grass
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Joe Rivano Barros Jun 19
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All that’s left of Francis Scott Key here in Golden Gate Park
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Joe Rivano Barros
Nearby statue of Ulysses S. Grant is also toppled. He was a slave owner too, before the Civil War. That’s three for three this night.
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Joe Rivano Barros Jun 19
Replying to @jrivanob
A few folks left against a line of SFPD in riot gear, yelling “quit your job!”
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Joe Rivano Barros Jun 19
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Lots of folks inexplicably defending a slave owner on Juneteenth, so just to be clear: Grant owned a slave for about a year and married into a slave owning family. If you’re defending the toppling of his statue on a day commemorating emancipation, ask yourself why.
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Joe Rivano Barros Jun 19
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I bet y’all can get the ratio way higher than this keep that shit up
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Joe Rivano Barros Jun 20
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To anyone who feels very strongly about this and is defending Grant and his legacy please donate to the Movement for Black Lives
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Sasha Perigo Jun 19
Replying to @jrivanob
Hell yeah. Thank you for the updates!
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Tami Sriram Jun 19
Replying to @sashaperigo @jrivanob
Read a history book. Grant was the reason we won the Civil War.
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Suzanner 🐾 Jun 19
Replying to @jrivanob
Grant married into a slave owning family and he was always against slaves. Grant’s father was vehemently opposed to slavery. Grant freed the slave his father in law gave him.
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DJP Jun 19
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This is so misleading! Grant's father-in-law gifted him a slave and he immediately freed him!
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Omasan Harriman Jun 19
Replying to @jrivanob
You toppled a statue of Grant ??? Why would you do that
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Central Iowa Community Collective Jun 20
Grant wasn’t that great 🤷🏻‍♀️
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