Vandalism

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 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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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 20, 2020 - 9:36 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — 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 tarp near Trump rally. — Trump campaign abruptly cancels outdoor campaign rally. — Boy...
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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 - 11:47 am
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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A Palestinian artist paints a mural depicting George Floyd, a black American who died after being restrained by police officers, in Gaza City, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
June 16, 2020 - 12:05 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Nine people arrested in Louisville during protests. — Brick hurled at media car in Louisville as police shoot pepper balls. — Maryland panel votes to remove Civil War plaque from Capitol. — Man shot as protesters in New Mexico try to tear down statue. ___ LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nine...
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Red paint and writing reading in Italian "racist", top, and "rapist’’ are seen scrawled on a statue of late Italian journalist Indro Montanelli, inside a park in Milan, northern Italy, Sunday, June 14, 2020. Montanelli, who inspired a generation of Italian reporters, admitted in the late 1960s that he had a 12-year-old Ethiopian bride when he was a soldier during the Italian occupation of Ethiopia. The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers sparked a reexamination of the injustices and inequalities underpinning many countries’ histories. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 14, 2020 - 4:07 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — At least seven Minneapolis police officers have quit and another seven are in the process of resigning. — Police officer shot during Las Vegas protest paralyzed. — Tulsa Health Department director wishes Trump would postpone a planned campaign rally because of recent increases in...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, June 10, 2020, a damaged Christopher Columbus statue stands in a waterfront park near the city's traditionally Italian North End neighborhood, in Boston, USA., after the statue was found beheaded Wednesday morning. Statues of the 15th-century explorer and the Spanish conquistadors who followed him and colonized much of the Americas have not become targets for demonstrators in Spain and USA. The death of George Floyd at the hands of police and Minneapolis, USA, has sparked a re-examination of injustices and inequalities in the fabric of many societies, often symbolized in statues of historical figures have become the focus of protest around the world. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, FILE)
June 12, 2020 - 12:09 am
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Columbus statue taken down in Camden, New Jersey — Kentucky bans use of ‘no knock’ warrnts, names ordinance after Breonna Taylor — Georgia man facing upgraded charges for ramming his ATV into an Atlanta policeman during a protest. — Group of Minneapolis police officers say they'...
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U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush looks on as Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference in Chicago on Thursday afternoon, June 11, 2020, about a group of Chicago police officers in the congressman's campaign office while looters hit nearby stores. More than a dozen officers and supervisors from the Chicago Police were captured on video "lounging" inside a congressional campaign office on the city's South Side as people vandalized and stole from nearby businesses while protests and unrest spread across the city in late May, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 7:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — More than a dozen Chicago police officers and supervisors were captured on video “lounging” inside a burglarized congressional campaign office and even appeared to be making popcorn and brewing coffee as people vandalized and stole from nearby businesses as protests and unrest spread...
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People look at the pedestal of the toppled statue of Edward Colston in Bristol, England, Monday, June 8, 2020, following the downing of the statue on Sunday at a Black Lives Matter demo. The toppling of the statue was greeted with joyous scenes, recognition of the fact that he was a notorious slave trader — a badge of shame in what is one of Britain’s most liberal cities. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 08, 2020 - 10:33 am
BRISTOL, England (AP) — Bristol's history is being written in thin air. In the English port city that once launched slave ships, an empty plinth has become the epicenter of a debate about racism, history and memory. For over a century the pedestal held the statue of Edward Colston, a 17th-century...
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Protesters confront police during the Black Lives Matter protest rally in London, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 07, 2020 - 11:02 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Seattle mayor, police chief criticized for police use of flash bangs, pepper spray — Artists paint ‘End Racism Now’ on street in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina — Romney becomes first known Republican senator to march in protest — National Guard troops set to leave California...
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