5 Charged in San Francisco-Area Toppling of Junipero Serra Statue

5 Charged in San Francisco-Area Toppling of Junipero Serra Statue


Five San Francisco Bay Area residents are facing charges of felony vandalism following a video showing a statue of Juniper Serra being vandalized and torn down. Police observed the attack on the statue of the Catholic Saint and questioned suspects after they left the area.

Police in San Rafael, California, arrested five people in connection to the painting and tearing down of a statue of Junipero Serro during a protest on Tuesday morning, according to a report from CBS in San Francisco. Police say the protesters strayed from their planned route in order to spray red paint on the statue and pull it off its pedestal.

WATCH: Demonstrators pulled down a statue of Junipero Serra in San Rafael, California as part of an Indigenous Peoples Day protest. The statue of the Catholic saint was taken down after first being painted red. pic.twitter.com/PGEZb8PVNY

— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 13, 2020

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