The statue, which was dedicated in 1984, is among the latest of historical figures with problematic legacies linked to racism and slavery to be toppled by protesters throughout the country.
Anti-Zionist groups use imagery of struggle for racial equality in US, accuse Israel of genocide and compare Israeli policy towards Palestinians to the Holocaust.
The system of oppression against the Palestinian people most certainly exists.
"No police officer or prison guard has ever been criminally charged with murder and sent to prison, so that's why we are here for justice," Bogaine Spearim, one of the organisers, said.
The chant "Israel, we know you murder children, too" could be heard amid "Black Lives Matter" and "Palestinian Lives Matter" chants.
The march was one of many across the United States held in accordance with the Palestinian Authority's call for a "Day of Rage" to protest Israel's partial annexation of the West Bank plan.
Williford shared the post on Thursday and said she removed it shortly after, when someone pointed out how offensive it was.
The joint letter was an initiative of a diverse group of Jewish activists from across a range of religious, political, gender, and racial identities.
Why is one form of fighting discrimination, which just so happens to be popular today, the only form of incitement that matters to these brands?