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Vandals burn Abraham Lincoln Bust in Chicago after Charlottesville Violence

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image screenshot from Alderman Raymond Lopez’s Facebook page

Unidentified vandals burned and vandalized [2] a bust of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln last week, after a lot of charged rhetoric and outrage after violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Antifa, or anti-fascist protesters, squared off against white supremacists and neo-Nazis in the Virginia college town and it led to one woman’s death after being hit by a car driven by a neo-Nazi sympathizer.

But, to vandalize a bust of Abraham Lincoln, who was not a supporter of slavery in the Civil War? That sounds like the vandals don’t know American history.

CNN claimed the bust has been vandalized [3] many times before.

The bust was unveiled in 1926 and the vandalism of the bust led to significant damage.