Vandalism

In this photo provided by Doug Brown, agents from different components of the Department of Homeland Security are deployed to protect a federal courthouse in Portland, Ore., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Protesters who have clashed with authorities in Portland are facing off not just against city police but a contingent of federal agents who reflect a new priority for the Department of Homeland Security: preventing what President Donald Trump calls "violent mayhem." The agents clad in military-style uniforms include members of an elite Border Patrol tactical unit, and their deployment to protect federal buildings and monuments is a departure for an agency created to focus on threats from abroad. (Doug Brown via AP)
July 10, 2020 - 1:50 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters who have clashed with authorities in the Pacific Northwest are not just confronting local police. Some are also facing off against federal officers whose presence reflects President Donald Trump's decision to make cracking down on “violent mayhem” a federal priority...
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This photo provided by WROC-TV shows the remnants of a Frederick Douglass statue ripped from its base at a park in Rochester, N.Y., Sunday, July 5, 2020. The statue of abolitionist Douglass was ripped on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852. (Ben Densieski/WROC-TV via AP)
July 06, 2020 - 12:05 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852. Police said the statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground...
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The base of the statue of former president Andrew Jackson is power washed inside a newly closed Lafayette Park, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Washington, which has been the site of protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 26, 2020 - 9:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday to protect monuments, memorials and statues facing new scrutiny amid fresh debate over the nation's racist beginnings. Trump had promised to take action earlier this week after police thwarted an attempt by protesters to pull...
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The vandalised statue of noted coloniser Hans Egede in Nuuk, Greenland, Sunday June 21, 2020, daubed with red paint early Sunday morning. Hans Egede was a Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary who launched mission efforts to Greenland. (Christian Klindt Soelbeck/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 23, 2020 - 6:19 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Greenland have detained a man in his early 30s in connection with the vandalism of a statue of a Danish colonizer that was doused with red paint and the word “decolonize.” Police told Greenland broadcaster KNR Monday that investigations of the defacement of the...
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The statue of a Confederate soldier and plinth sit on a flatbed truck at the Old Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday, June 21, 2020. After protesters pulled down two smaller statues on the same monument Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper ordered the removal of several other monuments to the Confederacy, citing public safety concerns. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
June 21, 2020 - 8:55 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Spectators in North Carolina's capital cheered Sunday morning as work crews finished the job started by protesters Friday night and removed a Confederate statue from the top of a 75-foot (232 meter) monument. Across the country, an initially peaceful protest in Portland, Oregon...
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A window of a shop for shoes is destroyed at the Koenigstrasse in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, June 21, 2020. Dozens of violent small groups devastated downtown Stuttgart on Sunday night and injured several police officers, German news agency DPA reported. (Christoph Schmidt/dpa via AP)
June 21, 2020 - 6:39 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Police in the German city of Stuttgart said Sunday that 20 people were arrested and four police officers injured after a check for drugs sparked attacks on officers and police vehicles and widespread vandalism of stores in the city center. Police said several hundred...
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Park police and neighboring residents survey the damage in Golden Gate Park, Saturday, June 20, 2020, after statues of Junipero Serra, U.S. Grant and Francis Scott Key were toppled and graffiti was spray painted over many walls and pedestals. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via AP)
June 21, 2020 - 12:00 am
TOP OF THE HOUR: — San Francisco religious leader criticizes toppling of statue in Golden Gate Park. — Trump tries to tie destruction of statues to Democrats, including Biden. — Trump stages comeback rally in less-than-fun arena amid pandemic. — Memorial to Black Wall Street in Tulsa covered by...
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The damaged headstone and footstone on the grave of an enslaved African man, in St Mary's churchyard, in Bristol, England, Thursday June 18, 2020, which have been vandalised in an apparent "retaliation attack" following the toppling of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston during anti-racist protests held in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in the US. The Grade II-listed, brightly painted memorial to Scipio Africanus have been smashed and a message was scrawled in chalk on flagstones nearby. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
June 18, 2020 - 12:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — British officials said Thursday the grave of an enslaved African man has been vandalized in an apparent “retaliation attack” after protesters in the city of Bristol toppled the statue of a prominent slave trader. Two headstones in memory of Scipio Africanus, who lived in Bristol in...
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Workers load the pedestal that supported a statue of Christopher Columbus onto a truck after the pedestal and statue were taken down, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in St. Louis. The statue that stood in Tower Grove Park for 134 years was removed Tuesday morning amid a growing national outcry against monuments to the 15th century explorer. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 16, 2020 - 12:30 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Columbus statue in St. Louis park taken down. — West Virginia county to consider removing Stonewall Jackson statue. — Maryland panel votes to remove Civil War plaque from Capitol. — Man shot as protesters in New Mexico try to tear down statue. ___ O’FALLON, Mo. — A statue of...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2020, file photo, police guard a statue of British explorer James Cook as protesters gather in Sydney, to support U.S. protests over the death of George Floyd. An Australian state government leader said on Monday, June 15, 2020 she was considering tougher laws to protect monuments after two statues of British explorer James Cook were vandalized in Sydney. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
June 14, 2020 - 11:01 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian state government leader said on Monday she was considering tougher laws to protect monuments after two statues of British explorer James Cook were vandalized in Sydney. Two women were charged with defacing a statue with spray paint in downtown Hyde Park over Saturday...
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