Protesters are trying to destroy our nations history. When you eliminate the history, you eliminate understanding of what happened in the past.
If you don’t know what happened in the past then you can’t learn from it, and if you can’t learn from it, you’re doomed to repeat it.
Protesters have been tearing down statues of people like Christopher Columbus and some important figures from the Civil War.
In Portsmouth, Virginia a group was trying to tear down some statues of Confederate soldiers. This turned out to be an awful idea because one of the protesters got a taste of what he deserved after vandalizing state property.
Someone was injured after protesters ripped off parts of the Confederate monument on Court Street Wednesday night.
Portsmouth Police confirmed to News 3 that the person was injured as a result of the monument falling on them.
Authorities say EMS is taking the person to a local hospital for treatment.
Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene told News 3 reporter Nana-Séntuo Bonsu there will be extra patrols at the monument through Thursday morning.
Chief Greene says an elected official gave her the order to not enforce vandalism and says there was a lot of miscommunication. She also says after what happened Wednesday night, something has to be done sooner when it comes to the monument.
Here it is from another angle.
People who were there reported that you could see his skull after he was struck with the statue.
“We could see that his skull was actually showing, he was convulsing on the ground, he lost a lot of blood,” he told a reporter at the scene.
“We’re just asking everybody to pray for that man right now.”
BREAKING: Protester critically injured after toppled Confederate statue landed on his head in Portsmouth, Virginia
“We could see that his skull was actually showing..”
— Baruch Sandhaus (@BaruchSandhaus) June 11, 2020
The protester was taken to the hospital and is currently still recovering. It may be some time because he was cut deep