Statue Of Slave Emancipator Abraham Lincoln Burned In Chicago

Rob Shimshock | Education Reporter

Chicago authorities found an Abraham Lincoln statue burned late Wednesday.

The statue of the slave emancipator appears to be burned, reported NBC 5 Chicago.

“What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism,” said Raymond Lopez, Chicago’s 15th Ward. “This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned.”

“Near 69th & Wolcott, if anyone has any information regarding this act, please contact the police or my office immediately.”

The burning appears to lend credence to President Donald Trump’s prediction that not only Confederate generals would come under attack, but also other famous American figures. Lincoln, however, did not own slaves and emancipated black people during the Civil War. (RELATED: Trump: Should Statues Of Slave Owner George Washington Be Torn Down, Too? [VIDEO])

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the Chicago police department for comment, but received none in time for press.

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