#Occupy Midwest Protesters Deface 100 Year-Old St. Louis Memorial to Civil Rights Hero

The far left #Occupy Midwest movement held their regional rally in St. Louis this past weekend. Before they arrived for the “conference” local organizers promised the group would not disrupt the St. Louis community. They lied. On Thursday night the #occupiers opened their conference by clashing with police resulting in 14 arrests. On Saturday they crashed the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtowm St. Louis.

Then on Monday night #Occupy Midwest protesters vandalized the historic Compton Hills Reservoir Park in the city of St. Louis.

The protesters defaced about 100 yards of a stone wall in the park.

City crews were out Tuesday painting over the spray paint.

They also defaced an historic 100 year-old statue in the park.

The occupiers painted “class war” across the statue’s chest.


Here’s a close-up of the 100 year-old statue.

Grand Old Partisan discovered that the statue “Naked Truth” is a memorial to three German-American Republicans and civil rights heroes: Emil Preetorius, Carl Daenzer and Carl Schurz.

Carl Schurz was a civil rights hero. Co-founder of the Missouri Republican Party, he served as a Union Army general during the Civil War and as ambassador to Spain. He was sent on a fact-finding mission in the postwar South soon after the Confederacy collapsed, and his report shook the nation. Schurz recounting the horrors inflicted by Democrats on the emancipated slaves.

Don’t expect this to make any headlines.

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