Rioters Vandalize WWII Memorial, DC Monuments

Lincoln Memorial by Angela N. is licensed under Flickr CC BY 2.0
Several monuments on the National Mall were vandalized Saturday night during protests in Washington, D.C., that turned into riots.

Activists set cars on fire and looted businesses in the nation’s capitol as rioters protested the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, video of the incident shows. The police officer, Derek Chauvin, has been fired and charged on 3rd degree murder and manslaughter charges.

Photographs from the National Parks Service show that rioters defaced at least three monuments to historical figures in Washington, D.C. including the World War II memorial and the Lincoln Memorial.

Messages on the D.C. memorials say “Ya’ll not tired yet?” and “Do black vets count?”