The statue was hoisted up in the middle of the night and moved to an undisclosed location on Thursday July 19th.
The "take him down" movement started in 2016 with a few militant noisy protesters who apparently didn't have anything better to do than dis the sacrifice of a man who made their educational opportunity possible.
Despite a student vote that OVERWHELMINGLY favored keeping the Eppes statue in 2016, President Thrasher, a long time crony of JEB Bush, whose failed 'take it down policy' cost him the 2016 Republican Presidential, used the Charlottesville media frenzy as cover to hand pick a take down panel reminiscent of Reconstruction.
The sculpture was erected in 2002 as part of the University's 150 year observance by then President Sandy D'lemberte and is a favorite spot of students and campus visitors alike. Read more about FSU History and the Eppes Statue here: http://myweb.fsu.edu/jkoslow/studentprojects/pubhisfall06website/eppes.html
Alumni, boosters, students alike call on Thrasher to RESTORE THE HONOR - RETURN THE STATUE!
SIGN PETITION HERE: https://www.change.org/p/president-john-thrasher-return-the-eppes-statue-at-florida-statue-university