PORTLAND, OR: Jefferson Statute Toppled in Protests

A historic bronze statute commemorating the namesake for Jefferson High School is toppled to the ground after a protest against police brutality and racism descended on the north Portland school Sunday night. PHOTO BY MICHAEL LEIGHTON
(PORTLAND – June 21, 2020) – A historic bronze statute commemorating the namesake for Portland’s Jefferson High School was toppled over after a protest of police brutality and racism descended on the north Portland school Sunday night.

A crowd of several hundred people had gathered for a peaceful protest to hear speeches and a planned march to Alberta Park, located several blocks to the east on Northeast Killingsworth Street. But when the demonstrators moved away from the school, another splinter group descended and tore down the statute, school officials said. READ IN FULL