The Cape Girardeau City Council voted 6-1 to remove the monument from Ivers Square. July 13: Thomas Ruffin, North Carolina. This Reporter Spent 2020 Covering Riots. A statue of Robert E. Lee was torn down by four protesters at the high school of the same name. House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, a Democrat from Fairfax County, ordered removal of the sculptures. July 8: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, Virginia. (Marion County Sheriff's Office). Here is a list of 104 statues and other monuments vandalized or removed since May 30, according to news reports. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Boston’s Art Commission voted to remove a statue of President Abraham Lincoln holding the Emancipation Proclamation while a freed slave rises from a kneeling position with broken shackles on his wrists. Vandals smashed a 145-year-old statue of a Union soldier in Saratoga Springs, New York. “It was torn down for its Catholic associations, and it was recast as church bells for an Anglican Church,” she said. Steven Anthony Shields, 24, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, arson, burglary, and evading arrest. 7. June 10: Christopher Columbus, Florida. They dragged the statue of an artilleryman to the front of the Wake County Courthouse. Several local residents spent hours scrubbing the words “Old white man,” “tear it down,” and “Black Lives Matter” off the monument. The Athens-Clarke County Commission voted unanimously to remove this Confederate memorial dating from 1872. There is no “vast anti-catholic conspiracy”. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Stuart, Confederate general, from Richmond’s Monument Avenue. 66. A man in Florida plowed his vehicle into the Queen of Peace Catholic Church as it was preparing for morning Mass on Saturday, poured gasoline in the foyer, and then set the building on fire before driving off, the Marion County Sheriff's Office reports. The monument was erected as a gift to the city in 1931. A vandal or vandals toppled a bust of Confederate Col. Charles Didier Dreux on Canal Street in New Orleans. All rights reserved. June 20: Women of the Confederacy, North Carolina. June 10: Christopher Columbus, Virginia. June 30: Lincoln Emancipation Statue, Massachusetts. Sometime in June, a vandal or vandals stole a brass plaque honoring “Confederate frontiersmen” from Picacho Peak State Park in southern Arizona. Police arrested and charged two men, identified as Caleb Wassell, 27, and Michaela Davis, 32, who they said drove the bust to the Mississippi River and dumped it into the water. Police officers initially stopped the demonstrators. Crews removed a 30-foot Confederate monument from Decatur Square in Decatur, Georgia. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. But there is a lot of obfuscating on your part about what is occurring. 88. The vandals painted words such as “ABOLISH KCPD” and “FEDS GO HOME” over the names of Kansas City officers killed in the line of duty. ", Sean Feucht, a California worship leader and pastor, commenting on the incidents asked, "Where's the outrage? Statues of Father Junipero Serra are being taken down or torn down due to his historical involvement in enslaving and killing the native people of California. Leave a comment, Police officers watch over a statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, that was pulled down by vandals June 10 in Richmond, Virginia. July 10: Charles Didier Dreux, Louisiana. The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to remove the 900-pound bronze statue of a figure known as “At Ready” from outside the county courthouse. July 14: Confederate monument, Georgia. Activists toppled a statue of Junipero Serra from its post at Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. Graffiti reading “BLM” (an acronym for Black Lives Matter) covered the base of the statue, which had stood in the park since 1891. Following George Floyd's police-related death in May, Black Lives Matter leaders and protesters called for the toppling of statues, from Confederate symbols to former U.S. presidents and abolitionists. July 14: Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, Alaska. A vandal or vandals defaced a Confederate monument at a cemetery in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, by painting a swastika, the letter “X,” and the letters “USA” on it. A crowd cheered as rioters toppled a statue of Albert Pike, apparently the only Confederacy-related statue in Washington, D.C. The monument was built in honor of the Bemis Heights Regiment, New York’s 77th volunteer regiment. A group of vandals toppled a bust of John McDonogh, a wealthy entrepreneur and slave owner who died in 1850, in New Orleans’ Duncan Plaza near City Hall. Police were present, but made no arrests. 26. July 21: Confederate monument, Louisiana. / 102. The archbishop’s statement came after a statue of St. Junipero Serra was torn down in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park Friday, along with statues of Francis Scott Key and Ulysses S. Grant. 64. A mob of about 15 pulled down a statue of Thomas Jefferson in Portland, Oregon, using ropes and an ax. June 8: Confederate monument, Indiana. Vandals defaced a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee with graffiti reading “BLM” and “RACIST,” among other things. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, a Democrat, announced the removal of a statue of Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate after the shooting of a man during rival protests around it. July 7: Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella, California. 80. Workers removed a statue of Frank Rizzo, the Democratic mayor of Philadelphia in the 1970s, from the steps of the Municipal Services Building. What?," Mike Cernovich, a controversial right-leaning author, said in a video on Twitter. A mob pulled down a statue of St. Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Roman Catholic priest and missionary, that had stood in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for over a century. Two women vandalized the base of a statue of President Ronald Reagan in Dixon with blue paint reading “BLACK LIVES MATTER.” The Dixon Police Department obtained photos of the women and asked the public to help identify them. “Moving this statue will not change the past. 52. By the governor’s order, workers removed a monument dedicated to the women of North Carolina who lived during the Civil War. June 11: “One Riot, One Ranger,” Texas. Workers removed a bronze depiction of California settler and businessman John Sutter from Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento after vandals defaced it with graffiti. June 10: Confederate monument, Virginia. The Board of Park Commissioners in La Crosse, a town about two hours northwest of Madison, Wisconsin, voted unanimously to remove from Riverside Park the Hiawatha statue of a Native American man. Update: Before the city could remove the monument, vandals defaced the tall pedestal of the statue with red paint Aug. 5, WAAY-TV reported. June 19: Confederate monument, North Carolina. (RNS) — As protesters on Friday toppled a statue of Father Junipero Serra in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, leaders of another California city had already announced plans to remove a statue … A mob cheered as it pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The flowers in the hands of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, were set on fire, damaging her arms up to her face. The university announced its decision to remove all Confederate monuments from university-owned land in June. Rioters toppled a statue of Francis Scott Key, author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” on the day known as Juneteenth, which commemorates the day in 1865 that slaves in Texas learned Lincoln had freed them a year and a half earlier. They dragged a bronze depiction of a cavalryman down the road with a rope around its neck and hung the statue from a lightpost. A Florida man is facing attempted murder charges after being apprehended by police. Crews removed a statue of Columbus from Grant Park in Chicago. Work crews removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson from Richmond’s Monument Avenue, on order of Mayor Levar Stoney, a Democrat. This was the second time it was removed. Rioters toppled a white marble statue of Columbus and threw it into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Crews removed a statue of Henry Lawson Wyatt, believed to be the first Confederate soldier killed at the start of the Civil War, from its location in Raleigh. They also covered the face of the statue with red paint. July 23: Confederate monument, Arizona. The vandals set afire and defaced the depiction of Linn once it was on the ground. The next chapter in the mayhem is the dismantling of historic statues. The Daily Signal depends on the support of readers like you. Rioters had attempted to topple the statue in mid-July. Boston police are investigating a fire that left a statue of the Virgin Mary damaged on Saturday. That carries huge symbolic meaning.” June 30: New York City Hall, New York, Rioters used black spray paint and tape to deface statues of three figures standing on the side of New York City Hall in Manhattan. Some now call Drake a “slave trader” because as a young man 30 years earlier, he sailed under a cousin who led early slaving voyages. 84. James Kuroly, rector and president of Cathedral Prep, called the incident “an act of hatred.”, “Obviously, this tragedy saddens us deeply but it also renews our hope and faith in the Lord as he has shown his goodness in the many people who have already reached out to us,” Kuroly said. 100. Vandals toppled two statues, one known as “The Pioneer” and the other as “The Pioneer Mother,” at the University of Oregon. Early June: Matthias Baldwin, Pennsylvania. 8. The board has yet to decide where it will be relocated. We’ve got to find common ground.”, 18. 8 Acts of Vandalism, Desecration at Churches Across Nation, Deep policy understanding from over 100 experts. Around the same time as the Florida incident, a 249-year-old Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles caught fire. Send an email to Virginia. Workers removed a stone monument to Confederate troops in Phoenix. A statue of the Virgin Mary was set on fire outside a Boston church Saturday night, NBC 10 Boston reports. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Avoid these mistakes. Officials in Dearborn, Michigan, removed a statue of Orville Hubbard, the city’s mayor from 1942 to 1978. June 19: St. Junipero Serra, California. July 24: Christopher Columbus, Illinois. Protesters Tear Down Junipero Serra Statue In NorCal ... marking the latest of several Serra statues to be torn down this year ... Serra brought Catholic missions to California in the 18th … / Overnight, workers removed the William Wing Loring monument from University of Florida property in St. Augustine, Florida. 93. Vandals defaced a statue of Washington with red paint and graffiti reading “BLM.” The statue stands just outside the New Orleans Public Library. June 19: Ulysses S. Grant, California. 12. CARDINAL DOLAN DECRIES 'DANGEROUS' REMOVAL OF MONUMENTS: 'MEMORY AND TRADITION ARE VERY, VERY IMPORTANT'. Statues of Junípero Serra, Juan de Oñate and Kit Carson, also involved in mistreatment of Native Americans, were also torn down or removed. A mob toppled a statue of Charles Linn, a Confederate navy captain … May 30: Confederate monument, Mississippi, Vandals painted red handprints on the University of Mississippi’s Confederate monument in Oxford, Mississippi, along with the words “spiritual genocide.”. Legal Statement. Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. 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Vandals beheaded the statue of Columbus in Boston’s North End, prompting the city to remove it. Despite the church foyer being heavily damaged, Mass was celebrated Saturday and Sunday, according to the local news. Aug. 23: William Wing Loring, Florida. July 25: Confederate monument, Virginia. The list may not be complete, so numerous are the incidents. 95. June 20: Henry Lawson Wyatt, North Carolina. July 4: Christopher Columbus, Connecticut. He explained the statue was put up decades ago in memory of World War II veterans. 48. Two statues of two Confederate soldiers that were part of a larger obelisk were torn down Friday night by protesters in Raleigh, North Carolina. Rioters toppled and set fire to a statue of St. Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Roman Catholic priest, outside the California State Capitol in Sacramento. 47. Workers removed a statue of a Confederate soldier from outside the Rockdale County courthouse in Conyers, Georgia, the Associated Press reported. A vandal or vandals spray-painted a statue of 19th-century Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier in the city named after him, writing “BLM” and “— Slave Owners” on it. July 15: George Washington, Louisiana. The next day, crews removed the statue from outside Albuquerque Museum. Arizona Gov. He told investigators what he did was "awesome" and that he was on a "mission" as he smiled and laughed while admitting to setting the church ablaze, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Ocala Star-Banner. Crews lifted the remains of the sculpture from the water the following Monday. Police were looking for a third man who they said hammered and spray-painted the bust. Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report. Ever feel like the only difference between the New York Times and Washington Post is the name? 105. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Reagan lived in Dixon from age 9 to 22. “We are sincerely grateful for the help we have received as well as the prayers. The man also placed a rainbow wig on the statue’s head. June 10: Christopher Columbus, Minnesota. June 10: Confederate monument, Alabama. Authorities said a protest began peacefully, but quickly grew violent. They also pounded the statue with sledgehammers. July 9: Confederate monument, Georgia. 62. Someone applied graffiti to deface the plaque in front of the statue of Lee at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Vandals defaced the monument with graffiti in June. Officials planned to move the statue to Cave Hill Cemetery, where Castleman is buried. June 19: Gen. Albert Pike, District of Columbia. Whittier was a delegate to the first meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Convention, the Whittier Daily News reported. Vandals defaced the statue with graffiti and wrapped an American flag around its head and set it on fire. 69. "Why is this not the biggest story of the day. — A statue of Catholic missionary St. Junipero Serra was toppled in a San Francisco park Friday, along with statues of Francis Scott Key and Ulysses S. Grant. The Massachusetts-born Pike, a journalist, lawyer, and orator, resigned from the Confederate States Army in July 1862. Another statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized in New York City on July 10th. May 31: Charles Linn, Alabama. Vandals defaced a monument to Confederate soldiers in Amarillo with orange and blue paint. The Daily Signal depends on the support of readers like you. ", Florida church attacked while parishioners prepare for Mass, Steven Anthony Shields, 24, allegedly crashed his vehicle through the front doors of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala and then set a fire in the building's foyer area, according to the sheriff's office. 25. 30. Officials decided to remove a statue of Philip Schuyler, a Revolutionary War general, from in front of Albany City Hall. (Photo: Parker Michels-Boyce/AFP/Getty Images). Monuments to many other local figures connected with … June 8: John Breckinridge Castleman, Kentucky. A mob toppled a statue of Charles Linn, a Confederate navy captain who was one of the founders of Birmingham, Alabama. @Virginia_Allen5 … Some sources say the Spanish missionary abused Native Americans on the West Coast and subjected them to forced labor. Why Foreign Policy Spending in the COVID-19 Relief Bill Is Wrong, Trump Shouldn’t Pardon Dark Web ‘Pirate’ Ulbricht, Can We Restore America? June 20: St. Junipero Serra, California. We do. June 15: Don Juan de Oñate, New Mexico. Gov. Oct. 12:  Roosevelt ‘Rough Rider’ statue, OregonRioters in Portland, Oregon, toppled a statue of President Theodore Roosevelt as part of the “Indigenous Peoples’ Day of Rage.”  They defaced the statue with red paint and used a blowtorch on the base. A Columbus statue … June 14: John Greenleaf Whittier, California. 110. A judge blocked the efforts of Virginia Gov. Western Kentucky University officials approved  removal of a historic sign denoting Bowling Green as the Confederate state capital of Kentucky. A vandal or vandals partially pulled down a statue dedicated to the Confederate  soldiers of Sampson County, North Carolina. The Anniston, Alabama, City Council voted 4-1 to remove a memorial of Confederate war hero John Pelham, whose hometown was nearby Alexandria, as a show of support for protesters. The monument, built in 1892, commemorates a Confederate artillery unit known as the Howitzers, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. 53. Images of the Madonna and Child replaced with pictures of “People’s Leader” Xi Jinping.Signs posted outside … Crews removed a statue of a Confederate soldier from Hemming Park in Jacksonville, Florida. The sculpture had been on display since 1883. A small group of demonstrators used black spray paint to cover a plaque at a monument reading “In memory of our Confederate patriots 1861-1865,” outside the Walker County Courthouse in Huntsville, Texas. 104. 24. 33. Workers removed a statue of Thomas Ruffin, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court before the Civil War, from the state’s Court of Appeals in Raleigh. Rioters pulled down the statue of Columbus that had stood in Richmond, Virginia, since 1927. 78. 85. Gov. Rioters spray-painted black-power fists, a hammer and sickle, and the initials BLM over a plaque beneath the statue of Columbus in Miami. Virgin Mary statue in New York City vandalized. She is the co-host of The Daily Signal Podcast and Problematic Women. The Caddo Parish Commission and the Shreveport, Louisiana, chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy reached a court settlement to remove a Confederate monument from outside the local courthouse. 22. A mob pulled down a statue of George Washington outside the German American Society in Portland, Oregon. The Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, conducts an exorcism at the site where a Junipero Serra statue was torn down by protesters last week at St. Raphael Catholic … DeKalb County Judge Clarence Seeliger ordered the monument be taken down and stored, WSB-TV reported. Workers used a crane to remove a statue of J.E.B. 49. Wells, an African American journalist and civil rights advocate who wrote against racial injustice. Someone spray-painted the words “F— Colonizers” on the base of a statue honoring Mexican-American soldiers in Sacramento. 2. The monument will be moved to a museum, Fox 7 in Austin reported. Aug. 20: Confederate memorial, Michigan. Authorities dropped charges of first-degree criminal mischief against all four June 11. Eight such incidents occurred in North Carolina, 12 in California, and 15 in Virginia. 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