The Frederick Douglass statue in Maplewood Park was vandalized on the anniversary of Douglass’ historic “What To the Slave Is the Fourth of July" speech.
Monday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted about the vandalized statue, sharing an article on the incident.
In the tweet, Trump said “this shows that these anarchists have no bounds!”
Rochester police say the statue was removed from its base and placed over a fence leading to the Genesee River gorge.
The statue was found 50 feet from its pedestal. It was recovered and is currently receiving repairs.
An investigation is ongoing by police.