A memorial honoring the service of black Americans who enlisted in the 54th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry Regiment during the Civil War was defaced on Sunday in Boston, by Black Lives Matter rioters.
The sculpture was vandalized with spray-painted phrases, including “Black Lives Matter,” “No Justice, No Peace,” and “Police Are Pigs,” leaving little doubt as to the organization responsible for the destruction, according to a report on NPR affiliate 90.9 WBUR-FM.
A $3 million restoration project was granted clearance for the sculpture, one of 16 memorials defaced in the city.
“This monument is considered one of the nation’s greatest pieces of public art and the greatest piece to come out of the Civil War,” said Liz Vizza, executive director of the Friends of the Public Garden, “It was, amazingly enough, dedicated 123 years ago on May 31st – the day it was defaced.”
The freedom fighters joined the war after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. If the soldiers had been captured in battle they could have been enslaved or killed. Their heroism was documented in the 1989 Hollywood film “Glory.”
Graffiti defacement of other monuments include the George Washington Statue, the 9/11 memorial, and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument atop a hill on Boston Common.
In London, Black Lives Matter rioters defaced statues of Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln. The statue of Edward Colston was torn down and dumped into Bristol Harbour.
The desecration by the Black Live Matter movement of monuments honoring the contributions of black Americans couldn’t be any sadder or twinged in tearful irony.
Their own actions are showing how the Communist-Fascist George Soros-backed organization is not the champion for social justice warriors its members claim to be but another wolf in sheep’s clothing.