Photos: George Washington Statues Vandalized in New York

Photos: George Washington Statues Vandalized in New York

Two statues depicting George Washington, the United States’ first president, were defaced early Monday morning in New York City’s Washington Square Park.

Protesters splashed red paint on the Washington Square Arch last night following the clash with police where marchers were pepper sprayed during the Queer Liberation March nearby. Pics not mine.

— Gwynne Hogan (@GwynneFitz) June 29, 2020

General George Washington. June 29, 2020. #NYC.

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The New York Post reports:

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The two suspects — a woman dressed in all white with a white bow in her hair and a man in a black shirt and black shorts — fled on Citi Bikes, law enforcement sources said, noting there was surveillance video of the 3:20 a.m. incident.

The early 20th-century statues — one of Washington as the nation’s first president and another depicting him as general of

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