Vandalism

Police officers stand guard near a broken glass outside Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong's legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside. The words read " not leave, not withdraw." (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 02, 2019 - 5:29 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's government issued strong backing for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's embattled administration on Tuesday, saying the occupation and vandalizing of the city's legislature by pro-democracy protesters amounted to "serious illegal acts." Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng...
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A protester steps on a damaged portrait of former legislative leader lie on the ground after protesters broke into the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, Monday, July 1, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong took over the legislature's main building Monday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray painting pro-democracy slogans on the walls of the main chamber. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 01, 2019 - 10:13 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests on the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China (all times local): 4:30 a.m. Hong Kong's leader has condemned protesters who broke into the city's legislature and vandalized the building. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at an early Tuesday morning news...
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Protesters try to forcefully enter the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Monday, July 1, 2019. Combative protesters tried to break into the Hong Kong legislature Monday as a crowd of thousands prepared to start a march in that direction on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony's return to China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 01, 2019 - 12:25 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests on the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Police have begun advancing on Hong Kong's legislature building to clear protesters who broke into it and vandalized offices and the main chamber. An AP journalist said he could...
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Sudanese policemen stand guard, as supporters of Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the military council, better known as Hemedti, attend a military-backed rally, in Mayo district, south of Khartoum, Sudan, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Sudan's ruling generals say they have accepted a joint proposal from the African Union and Ethiopia to work toward a transitional government. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
June 29, 2019 - 3:51 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council warned protest leaders Saturday that they would be held responsible for any destruction or damage by "vandals" and people "with an agenda" ahead of planned mass rallies demanding civilian rule more than two months after the military ousted...
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Pedestrians walk past the "Four Ladies of Hollywood" gazebo on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, on Wednesday June 19, 2019. Officials say someone climbed the more than two-story tall public art piece and stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe. Los Angeles Councilman Mitch O'Farrell says a witness saw someone climb the gazebo on the Hollywood Walk Fame and sawed off the statue. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
June 26, 2019 - 12:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say the man suspected of stealing a statue of Marilyn Monroe from atop a Hollywood public art installation is the same person who smashed President Trump's Walk of Fame star with a pickax last year. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old...
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Tom Puckett
May 30, 2019 - 1:33 pm
Lewiston, NY (WBEN) Vandals damaged statues at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Damage could reach $50,000. Fr. Peter Calabrese says several statues were damaged, one of Jesus as the Sacred Heart and a statue of St. Gaudenza were pushed over and severely...
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May 15, 2019 - 2:34 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Greece has condemned a vandalism attack on his home in Athens, after paint was thrown at the wall outside his residence near the embassy. Geoffrey Pyatt said in a tweet Wednesday that the paint attack was "childish vandalism" and that he would work with...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, May 29, 2018, A museum employee looks at the screen depicting the damage inflicted to a painting by Russian painter Ilya Repin in an attack at the Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow, Russia. A court in Moscow on Tuesday April 30, 2019, sentenced a man to two and a half years in prison for vandalizing the famous painting by renowned Russian artist Ilya Repin. (Sergey Vedyashkin, Moscow News Agency photo via AP, File)
April 30, 2019 - 10:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Tuesday sentenced a Russian man to 2 1/2 years in prison for vandalizing a famous painting by the renowned Russian artist Ilya Repin. The court found Igor Podporin guilty of damaging the painting, which depicts Russian czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son...
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April 30, 2019 - 6:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow has sentenced a man to two and a half years in prison for vandalizing a famous painting by renowned Russian artist Ilya Repin. The court on Tuesday found Igor Podporin guilty of damaging the painting, which depicts czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son after...
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In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019 photo, Michael Rohana leaves the James A. Byrne U.S. Federal Courthouse in Center City Philadelphia. A jury is unable to reach a verdict in the trial of the Delaware man who admitted he broke a finger off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum. Rohana was attending a Christmas-themed “Ugly Sweater” party at the Franklin Institute in December 2017 when he entered a traveling exhibit featuring ancient Chinese terra-cotta warrior statues. Authorities say the 25-year-old took photos while posing next to a statue known as "The Cavalryman," then snapped off the statue's left thumb. The vandalism outraged Chinese officials. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 12:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum. Michael Rohana was attending a Christmas-themed ugly sweater party at the Franklin Institute in December 2017 when he entered a...
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