Portland protesters' elk statue snatched from downtown

Two elk statues have watched over a traffic island on Southwest Main Street at Third Avenue, but as of Friday, Oct. 10, both have vanished.

An elk statue subbing for a similar piece of artwork removed by the city has, itself, vamoosed.

Protesters adopted the original 120-year-old Elk sculpture and fountain at Southwest Main Street and Third Avenue as an iconic symbol of their monthslong occupation of downtown Portland — but the city removed it in mid-July, citing fires that damaged the basin and demonstrators routinely perching atop its metallic antlers.