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This is anarchy.

According to The Daily Wire, rioters have just destroyed a statue of Frederick Douglass in Maplewood Park in Rochester, New York.

“The base and lower part of the statue was damaged, as was a finger on the statue’s left hand,” the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. “There is historical significance to the timing of the vandalism — though no one can now say whether the timing was mere happenstance — just as there is historical significance to the statue’s very location. The Maplewood Park location includes Kelsey’s Landing, where Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and others helped shuttle slaves to safety along the Underground Railroad.”

“Rochester Police are investigating damage done to a statue of Frederick Douglass in Maplewood Park,” WXXI News reported. “It happened over the weekend, and police say that the statue was torn off its base, and left about 50 feet from its pedestal. The statue had been placed over the fence to Genesee River gorge and was leaning against the fence.”

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