Update: These two photos were both taken by Andrew Nelson, a photojournalist for the RG. The first is from Bagdad in 2003, just before a US Marine vehicle pulled down Saddam Hussein’s statue. The second is from Eugene, today, from this RG report.
I’m posting them as a reminder that removing statues is a start, not an end.
Update: From the Daily Emerald here:
… “A university spokesperson could not be reached in time for publication.”
Someone really should alert the “Univ Communications – Storyteller Team” at [email protected]
6/13/2020: From Rachael McDonald at KLCC. 20 minutes and I’m still waiting for someone to leak the talking points from President Schill’s PR flacks on this:
(Note: McDonald has since tweeted a correction to the statement this was done by BIOPIC members)