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A crowd in San Francisco tore down a statue of Union General Ulysses S. Grant yesterday. Grant was famous for helping free the slaves.

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Protesters in San Francisco, California, toppled a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the U.S. who led the Union Army during the Civil War, among other monuments at Golden Gate Park on Friday.

Video footage and images shared on social media showed the statue of Grant being torn down on Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the U.S.

Read more on Newsweek:

https://www.newsweek.com/san-francisco-protests-ulysses-s-grant-statue-slavery-1512316

 

lead image via @freefomeugeneus on twitter 

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