The names on the memorial “are veterans and deserve the honor, respect, and dignity.”
One of the Seattle leaders has already been accused of sexual assault.
The lawless mobs have faced seemingly zero consequences for their actions, until Wednesday night, when the statue won.
The Columbus statue, ironically, was controversial at the time that it was erected because of anti-immigrant hostility towards Italians.
The brother of a man who shot a rioter that was attacking his car reportedly works at the precinct.
The vandals used spray paint to cover the statue with names of people killed while in police custody.
"So you don't care about black lives then?!" the woman shouted at them.
Portland has been dealing with riots and aggressive protests for seven days.
Police have now released security footage that may help to identify the brutal criminals.