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Three Statues Torn Down in Golden Gate Park by Protesters

Statues to Francis Scott Key, Junípero Serra and Ulysses S. Grant were toppled Friday night.
By - posted 6/20/2020 No Comment

Thanks to KRON4 for letting us know that demonstrators tore down three controversial statues in Golden Gate Park on Friday night.

UPDATE – San Francisco Mayor London Breed is ordering the city to review public art and statues to make sure they “reflect the values of the city.” – Read more.

Protesters took down three statues in the music concourse area in between the de Young and California Academy of Sciences. Ropes were thrown around the a Francis Scott Key (who wrote the Star Spangled Banner, whose family had links to slavery)

Protesters also knocked over the statues from Junípero Serra and Ulysses S. Grant.

These statues being torn down follow Thursday’s pre-emptive removal of the Christopher Columbus statue from Coit Tower by the city.

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