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Statues toppled throughout US in protests against racism

Posted at 10:32 AM, Jun 20, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Demonstrators have defaced and toppled statues and busts of former U.S. presidents, a Spanish missionary and Confederate figures as protests against police brutality and racism continued across the country. In San Francisco, the demonstrators tore down the representations of Ulysses Grant, the missionary Junipero Serra and Francis Scott Key, who wrote “The Star Spangled Banner." The scene was repeated in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. In Seattle, pre-dawn violence erupted Saturday in a park in a protest zone largely that has been abandoned by police. One person was fatally shot and another critically injured. The suspect or suspects were at large.