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Woman Caught on Video Defacing Monument of Black Member of Lewis and Clark Expedition

A white woman was caught on video this week defacing a statue of York, the only Black member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, in Portland, Oregon.

A witness said she encountered the woman spray-painting the monument’s base with unintelligible words on Tuesday, Newsone reported.

When confronted, the woman defacing the monument said, “I’ve been prejudiced against Black people and Hispanic people,” Newsone reported.

She said that while she was willing to pay for the damages, she was angry because the bust of York was installed “to replace a white man with a f—ing Black man. That’s not f—ing unity.”

It marks the second time in three months that the statue — on display at an Oregon public park and which commemorates the only Black member of the expedition that began in 1804 — has been targeted.

As of Thursday, no reports had been made of any arrests, according to Newsone.

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