The supposed protesters seeking justice for George Floyd turned their rage on a statue of Charles Linn, a founder of Birmingham who fought for the Confederacy.
The brass statue, erected in 2013, was of the 17th-century businessman was toppled on Sunday night by a group of protesters, who gathered in Linn Park which was named after the same historic figure.
The moment the rioters brought the statue down they started covering it with graffiti. The scene was captured on video by local correspondent, Jonathan Hardison.
Video of statue coming down in Linn Park, where @randallwoodfin is now addressing the crowd, asking them to stand down after a pickup truck attempted to pull down a Confederatr monument pic.twitter.com/alF4TOWyOP
— Jonathan Hardison (@FOX6Hardison) June 1, 2020
They’ve got one statue down in Birmingham. Protesters are currently working on pulling another monument down with a truck. Footage from @WBRCnews #birminghamprotest #BlackLivesMatter Watch live on Facebook. History being made. pic.twitter.com/Mf5L4oTVHo
— Hannah Campbell (@Hannahcbell23) June 1, 2020
A Confederate Obelisk in the Same Park Became The Mobs Next Target.
But the mob need not worry about taking it down.
Because the Birmingham Mayor said to take the night off promising that he’ll have the statue down by Tuesday.
An what right do you have to remove it?
If you wonder why these mobs are running amok it’s due to politicians like these who placate them.
Remember when this protest was about that ? not being arrested… Well he’s arrested!
— BackroomBuzz.com (@BackroomBuzz) June 1, 2020
In case your wondering who in the hell Charles Linn is…Because certainly none of these Mental Midget Mob Members do.
Charles Linn (1814-1882) was a Scandinavian immigrant and a minor player in the Confederacy.
Linn was a sea captain who would be an important figure in Alabama’s early economy.
He ran a successful store and farm in and around Montgomery after settling there in 1838, served as a captain in the Confederate Navy, and then re-settled in Birmingham, where he helped found the National Bank of Birmingham, which evolved into AmSouth Bancorporation, one of the state’s most important financial institutions until its merger with Regions.