Vandalism

In this July 1, 2019, photo, pro-democracy lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting, right top, who tried to stop Hong Kong protesters from breaking into the legislature, Lam says China will likely use the vandalizing of the building as a reason to step up pressure on the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 03, 2019 - 9:14 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy lawmaker who tried to stop Hong Kong protesters from breaking into the legislature this week says China will likely use the vandalizing of the building as a reason to step up pressure on the Chinese territory. Democratic Party member Lam Cheuk-ting was one of at...
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A police officer stands guard near the broken glasses 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. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 02, 2019 - 10:31 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's government strongly backed Hong Kong's embattled administration Tuesday, saying pro-democracy protesters who occupied and vandalized the city's legislature committed "serious illegal acts" that endangered the social order. Chinese state media broadcast video of police in...
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July 02, 2019 - 8:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Police in Chicago have arrested seven people suspected of spray-painting graffiti on two downtown landmarks, including the popular giant metallic sculpture known as "The Bean." Authorities say the Millennium Park sculpture was vandalized late Monday and that the suspects were...
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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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June 10, 2019 - 1:51 pm
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Apparently hungry and thirsty vandals have trashed a fairgrounds booth in Maine, stealing 120 whoopie pies and drinking half a gallon of iced tea. John Youney, a director of the Skowhegan Lions Club, tells the Morning Sentinel that a refrigerator full of cookies was also...
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Tourists look the red paint on the wall of the Parliament building in Athens, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. A group of about 10 people threw red paint at parliament and set off a smoke bomb as Greece's Supreme Court heard an appeal against the denial of a temporary leave of absence from prison of a hunger striking extremist serving multiple life sentences for the killings of 11 people by the country's deadliest far-left group. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 21, 2019 - 4:15 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court on Tuesday examined the rejection of a furlough request by a hunger-striking extremist serving multiple life sentences for the killing of 11 people by Greece's deadliest militant organization. Dimitris Koufodinas, a hit man for the now defunct November...
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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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April 05, 2019 - 8:28 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than a dozen people from eight states are facing arrest in connection with the vandalism of a West Texas museum that celebrates the work of U.S. Border Patrol agents. Activists peppered the institution with stickers and left explicit messages in the guestbook in February...
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March 14, 2019 - 5:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — French activists have spray-painted the Paris headquarters of Bayer AG and plastered it with signs to protest its production of environment-damaging pesticides. A dozen protesters wearing yellow vests used fire extinguishers full of yellow paint to vandalize the building Thursday...
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Salena Manni, the fiancee of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento police in 2018, wipes tears from her eyes as she discusses the decision to not file charges against the two officers involved, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, March 2, 2019. Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced that Officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet did not break any laws when they shot Clark after the 22-year-old vandalism suspect ran from them into his grandparents' backyard. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 03, 2019 - 11:03 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the decision by a prosecutor not to charge the police officers who shot an unarmed black man last year (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The fiancee of a man killed by police says prosecutor's decision not to file charges continues a "shameful legacy" of officers...
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