York bust in Mt. Tabor Park torn down, damaged – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-07-28 12:53:02 –

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — York statue in the mountains of Portland. According to officials, Tabor Park collapsed overnight and was damaged.

A spokesman for Portland Parks and Recreation told KOIN 6 News that the bust was torn from the pedestal and was severely damaged on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. Park visitors notified the maintenance workers of the incident after 7 am on Wednesday.

The statue commemorates York, a black enslaved member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

“York’s bust has appeared on the mountain. Tabor Park in February as a happy surprise to Portland Parks & Recreation. Unfortunately, the race against the monument to the black man who was forced to join the expedition. The reaction of many racists was not surprising, “said PP & R Director Adena Long. “Recent vandalism is very disappointing to me and the majority of Portlanders will miss the summit of Mount York. Tabor.”

The shattered bust was then cleaned and cleaned up from the area. According to Long, PP & R staff will inspect it and determine if it can be recovered.

This is the latest act of vandalism against statues. Back in June, A woman accused of destroying The bust was identified and quoted.

This is a developing story.

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