Aug. 23: William Wing Loring, Florida. They threw chains around the statue in an apparent reference to what they said was Roosevelt’s hostile treatment of Native Americans. The family of the late mayor now possesses the statue, which had stood outside the Dearborn Historical Museum. Vandals defaced a monument to Confederate soldiers in Amarillo with orange and blue paint. 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. Arizona Gov. July 28: Confederate monument, Georgia. The group gathered around the fallen statue shouting, “Black lives matter” before setting it on fire with lighter fluid. June 3: Confederate Cemetery, South Carolina. The sculpture had been on display since 1883. 110. Rioters toppled a white marble statue of Columbus and threw it into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 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. … The Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 to remove a monument to Confederate soldiers from courthouse square in Elizabeth City. 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. San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone gave a dignified response that included much prayer (including the prayer to St. Michael and the Rosary) at the park where the statue of Junipero Serra was was torn … June 3: Mayor Frank Rizzo, Pennsylvania. Someone ripped a statue of Frederick Douglass from its base in Rochester on the 168th anniversary of the celebrated abolitionist’s famous speech there titled “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” The statue suffered significant damage, authorities said. What?," Mike Cernovich, a controversial right-leaning author, said in a video on Twitter. June 8: Confederate monument, Virginia. Workers also removed a plaque in honor of Thomas Bocock, speaker of the House for the Confederate States of America. The Daily Signal depends on the support of readers like you. Doug Ducey, a Republican, has not announced plans to replace the marker, the Arizona Capitol Times reported. The Madison County Commission voted to remove a Confederate monument outside the courthouse in downtown Huntsville, Alabama. 62. 88. June 10: Christopher Columbus, Massachusetts. University officials were wary of  ongoing race-related protests and concerned about the central placement of the marker. City crews in Louisville, Kentucky, removed a statue of John Breckinridge Castleman, a Confederate officer, from the center of the Cherokee Triangle neighborhood. Dreux is reported to have been the first Confederate field officer to die in the Civil War. or redistributed. The bronze statue had stood in Old Town Alexandria since 1899. Citizens began a petition drive to keep the statue at its Park Square location. June 8: Confederate monument, 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. Virgin Mary statue in New York City vandalized. 66. Flames charred the statue’s face and upper body. 100. 72. July 4: St. Junipero Serra, California. Here’s What She Saw. The fire destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of the nearly 250-year-old California church that was undergoing renovation. Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report. A judge blocked the efforts of Virginia Gov. The monument, built in 1892, commemorates a Confederate artillery unit known as the Howitzers, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. The university announced its decision to remove all Confederate monuments from university-owned land in June. Vandals defaced a statue of educator and philanthropist Sophie B. Wright with red paint and graffiti reading “BLM.” Wright, the daughter of a Confederate soldier who was born the year after the Civil War ended, became controversial in recent years because she belonged to the Daughters of the Confederacy. This was the second time it was removed. A statue of the Virgin Mary was set on fire outside a Boston church Saturday night, NBC 10 Boston reports. July 2: Matthew Fontaine Maury, Virginia, Work crews in Richmond removed a graffiti-covered statue of Matthew Fontaine Maury, a Confederate naval officer during the Civil War who is more broadly known as the “Father of Oceanography.”, 63. Workers removed a marker for Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway near Phoenix. 77. (Marion County Sheriff's Office). The Loring monument was moved to privately owned land in accord with the wishes of Loring’s descendants. They also covered the statue’s face and hands in red paint. Crews removed a 30-foot Confederate monument from Decatur Square in Decatur, Georgia. Junipero Serra in what is now downtown Los Angeles in 1932, a statue that was torn down last weekend, as when they erected statues … 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. Protesters gathered outside the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul used rope to pull down a 10-foot bronze statue of Columbus. One depicts Washington as president, the other as a Revolutionary War general. June 15: Don Juan de Oñate, New Mexico. Vandals defaced the statue with graffiti and wrapped an American flag around its head and set it on fire. Western Kentucky University officials approved  removal of a historic sign denoting Bowling Green as the Confederate state capital of Kentucky. July 13: Confederate monument, North Carolina. 28. A Columbus statue … The Washington Post reported that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, decided to remove the statue temporarily to protect it from rioters. Workers removed a stone monument to Confederate troops in Phoenix. They dragged a bronze depiction of a cavalryman down the road with a rope around its neck and hung the statue from a lightpost. Workers removed a statue of Columbus in Providence, Rhode Island, after rioters splashed red paint across it and hung a sign reading, “STOP CELEBRATING GENOCIDE.” The city officials were determining whether they would relocate the statue. 104. (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 … Historic California church goes up in a blaze, The interior of the San Gabriel Mission is damaged following a morning fire, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in San Gabriel, Calif. Vandals defaced a statue of Washington with red paint and graffiti reading “BLM.” The statue stands just outside the New Orleans Public Library. The city planned to remove the statue sometime after a public hearing Aug. 17. 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. 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. On and around the statues, they wrote phrases such as “ALL COPS LIE,” “You f— a— cops are getting abolished,” and “NO JUSTICE NO PEACE.”, 58. Security camera footage captured a suspect, who was found and arrested. Police officers initially stopped the demonstrators. Another statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized in New York City on July 10th. Crews removed a statue of Robert E. Lee and busts of seven other Confederate leaders from the Virginia Capitol in Richmond. Police arrested and charged three men and one woman in connection with toppling a statue of Robert E. Lee outside a high school in Montgomery, Alabama, that bears the name of the celebrated Confederate general. From 1799 to 1818, Baranov was in effect the first governor of Alaska. Marxist-anarchist mobs destroy statues, trample on history and seek to remove Trump ... St. John’s Episcopal Church and vandalize and attempt to tear down the statue of President Andrew … Workers removed a century-old Confederate monument from McDonough Square in McDonough, Georgia, WSB-TV reported. She died in 1912. 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 … The City Council voted unanimously to remove the statue two days before it was moved to a storage facility. Black Lives Matter protesters had defaced the memorial by spray-painting it with graffiti. A vandal or vandals defaced a statue of Ireland-born businessman Marcus Daly with graffiti on the Montana Technological University campus in Butte. 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. President Trump has adamantly opposed toppling any monuments and symbols, signing an executive order to protect them, and punish offenders with prison time. Take it down!” as rioters toppled a bronze depiction of St. Junipero Serra in Father Serra Park in downtown LA. A man and a woman threw balloons filled with red paint on two statues of Washington that stand on either side of the famed arch at Washington Square Park in Manhattan. The City Council voted unanimously July 15 to remove and relocate the statue, KCOY-TV reported. A mob cheered as it pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus in Saint Paul, Minnesota. June 19: Confederate monument, Georgia. June 20: Women of the Confederacy, North Carolina. 20. Filing an auto insurance claim? Statues of Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Spanish priest, were torn down in cities across California. The monument, built in 1908, features a Confederate soldier atop a tall pillar. 30. State officials announced plans to return the monument to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. "Churches are being burned to the ground. He explained the statue was put up decades ago in memory of World War II veterans. 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. Vandals defaced a monument in Savannah, Georgia, honoring Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, using red paint and writing “SILENT NO MORE.” The perpetrators also broke off parts of the statue, which is in Laurel Grove Cemetery. The flowers in the hands of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, were set on fire, damaging her arms up to her face. A mob toppled a statue of Charles Linn, a Confederate navy captain who was one of the founders of Birmingham, Alabama. Boston police are investigating a reported fire outside St. Peter Parish at 10 p.m., where they found the burned statue. 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. “It was torn down for its Catholic associations, and it was recast as church bells for an Anglican Church,” she said. … Antonio Negrete of the San Gabriel Fire Department told the local Fox 11 news outlet. Rioters pulled down a statue in Nashville, Tennessee, depicting 19th-century newspaper editor Edward Carmack. June 10: Confederate monument, Alabama. A statue of Serra was torn down in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on June 19 by a crowd of about … Louisville was named after Louis XVI, the last king of France before the French Revolution, in honor of the monarch’s support for American colonists during the Revolutionary War. Crews removed a statue of Raphael Semmes, an admiral in the Confederate navy, in downtown Mobile, Alabama. Why Foreign Policy Spending in the COVID-19 Relief Bill Is Wrong, Trump Shouldn’t Pardon Dark Web ‘Pirate’ Ulbricht, Can We Restore America? / 69. Officials planned to move the statue to Cave Hill Cemetery, where Castleman is buried. Vandals beheaded the statue of Columbus in Boston’s North End, prompting the city to remove it. Stuart, Stonewall Jackson, and Joseph E. Johnston; Matthew Fontaine Maury, Confederate naval officer; and Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy. Rioters attempted to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square near the White House, but police intervened. 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. Rizzo allowed violence against black Americans while mayor from 1972 to 1980, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. A city work crew removed a statue of a Texas Ranger entitled “One Riot, One Ranger” that had stood at Love Field airport in Dallas since 1963. 48. 8. Caldwell County commissioners voted 4-1 to relocate a Confederate monument that has stood on the lawn of the county courthouse in Lockhart. Rioters toppled a bust of Ulysses S. Grant, the Union general and later president who played an integral role in ending slavery in America. June 10: Christopher Columbus, Minnesota. A statue of Robert E. Lee was torn down by four protesters at the high school of the same name. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Massachusetts-born Pike, a journalist, lawyer, and orator, resigned from the Confederate States Army in July 1862. Here is a list of 104 statues and other monuments vandalized or removed since May 30, according to news reports. The Justice Department on July 2 charged four men with defacing the statue, including a man identified as a ringleader. Hubbard was a firm advocate of racial segregation, accrding to the Detroit Historical Society. 74. 13. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. All rights reserved. Crews removed a statue of St. Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Roman Catholic priest and missionary, from outside Ventura City Hall. July 12: Confederate monument, North Carolina. A Florida man is facing attempted murder charges after being apprehended by police. A vandal or vandals toppled a statue of Lee in Roanoke, Virginia. A guillotine was raised, and the “liberated” space would see … They’re tearing down Winston Churchill in England because he’s apparently a symbol of fascism, even though he fought fascists in World War II. Meanwhile, people on social media point out the lack of mainstream coverage of the weekend incidents. Castleman became a brigadier general in the U.S. Army after the Civil War and was instrumental in setting up Louisville’s segregated park system, The Courier-Journal reported. July 21: Confederate monument, Louisiana. June 24: John C. Calhoun, South Carolina. Someone had spray-painted the bronze statue of Rizzo, also a former Philadelphia police chief. Rioters littered a Confederate monument in Norfolk,  Virginia, with toilet paper and graffiti, including the letters “BLM.” City officials said they planned to remove the monument. June 9: Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Texas. There is no “vast anti-catholic conspiracy”. 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 … “We’re not going to agree on everything—that’s just not human history, human nature. The statue is at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. They also defaced the statue, which stood outside Thomas Jefferson High School, with graffiti reading “SLAVE OWNER,” among other things. A mob set fire to an iconic, 120-year-old statue of an elk atop a fountain in Portland, which also had been covered with graffiti in recent weeks. Someone spray-painted the words “F— Colonizers” on the base of a statue honoring Mexican-American soldiers in Sacramento. 46. Statues of controversial figures tied to slavery are being toppled across the Bay Area and beyond. 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 11: The Virgin Mary, Massachusetts. Vandals spray-painted a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León in Bayfront Park, the same Miami park where someone defaced the Columbus statue. Macon Mayor Robert Reichert, a Democrat, announced plans to remove a prominent Confederate monument during a meeting of the Macon-Bibb Board of Commissioners. Wells, an African American journalist and civil rights advocate who wrote against racial injustice. July 14: Confederate monument, Georgia. Overnight, workers removed the William Wing Loring monument from University of Florida property in St. Augustine, Florida. Catholic churches torn down or denuded of their crosses and statues. Vandals spray-painted obscenities and other words on a sculpture of Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate outside El Paso International Airport in Texas. 71. The Henry County Board of Commissioners had voted 4-1 three weeks earlier to take down the monument after a petition garnered more than 13,000 signatures, Fox 5 in Atlanta reported. July 7: Confederate monument, North Carolina. Vandals smashed a 145-year-old statue of a Union soldier in Saratoga Springs, New York. Police arrested three suspects in connection with the vandalism with graffiti of a 111-year-old Confederate monument in front of a United Methodist church in Cornelius. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. May 31: Charles Linn, Alabama. ", Sean Feucht, a California worship leader and pastor, commenting on the incidents asked, "Where's the outrage? Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. June 20: St. Junipero Serra, California. 76. Police arrested seven suspects shortly afterward. July 25: Confederate monument, Virginia. Sometime in June, a vandal or vandals stole a brass plaque honoring “Confederate frontiersmen” from Picacho Peak State Park in southern Arizona. “We’ve got to find a way to come together,” Mayor Lenny Curry, a Republican, said the next day. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, 57. The monument was erected as a gift to the city in 1931. 105. Vandals did succeed in defacing the base of the statue with graffiti reading “KILLER” and “RACIST SCUM,” among other things. The monument will be moved to a museum, Fox 7 in Austin reported. Someone set fire to artificial flowers in the hand of a statue of the Virgin Mary at Saint Peter’s Parish Church in Dorchester. Aug. 20: Confederate memorial, Michigan. ... a Catholic priest responsible for missions across California. But the recent destruction of monuments to Junipero Serra, the founder of the California mission system -- whom Indigenous activists view as a symbol of oppression -- will be a factor in the investigation, Capt. The United Daughters of the Confederacy removed the “Appomattox” statue in Alexandria depicting a lone soldier to commemorate all of the city’s Confederate soldiers. July 14: Confederate monument, Florida. 40. It's our city identifier.". This Reporter Spent 2020 Covering Riots. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. 52. As we saw on Father’s Day weekend, in cities across America, lawless vandals are defacing and pulling down statues, destroying public property, often as police and authorities … 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. Also, another church fire in San Diego is being investigated by police as the 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning blaze seems “suspicious," the department’s Metro Arson Strike Team said. A vandal or vandals spray-painted the acronym BLM on a statue of Columbus on Chicago’s Museum Campus. June 6: Williams Carter Wickham, Virginia. 15. LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The California Catholic Conference of Bishops is denouncing the toppling of Junipero Serra statues that protesters took down in San Francisco and Los Angeles over … A crowd of 400 gathered and watched in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park as vandals pulled down the monument. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, to remove a 60-foot statue of Lee from Monument Avenue in Richmond. The City Council had voted unanimously June 23 to remove the statue. Roy Cooper ordered the statue removed in the interest of public safety. The man also placed a rainbow wig on the statue’s head. 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. Whittier was a delegate to the first meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Convention, the Whittier Daily News reported. A mob toppled a statue of Charles Linn, a Confederate navy captain … July 24: Christopher Columbus, Illinois. 106. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, ordered work crews to remove what was left of the monument. Someone applied graffiti to deface the plaque in front of the statue of Lee at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. “I was shocked,” Pastor John Currie told the local news. A vandal or vandals toppled a bust of Confederate Col. Charles Didier Dreux on Canal Street in New Orleans. Avoid these mistakes. “We must name these instances of discrimination and never forget our past—but we should not honor them,” Mayor Joe Hogsett, a Democrat, said. Police were looking for a third man who they said hammered and spray-painted the bust. Rioters spray-painted black-power fists, a hammer and sickle, and the initials BLM over a plaque beneath the statue of Columbus in Miami. July 13: Thomas Ruffin, North Carolina. “This will be another box that they’re going to check off,” he said, adding, "It's a tragic loss for our city. June 10: Christopher Columbus, Florida. July 4: Christopher Columbus, Maryland. Authorities said a protest began peacefully, but quickly grew violent. The City Council of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, approved removal of a Confederate monument featuring a soldier standing atop a tall pillar. They dragged the statue of an artilleryman to the front of the Wake County Courthouse. 25. 22. Workers removed a 100-foot monument known as “Confederate Soldiers and Sailors” from Libby Hill Park in Richmond. A man spray-painted the word “racist” and the acronyms “BLM” and “ACAB” (an acronym for “All Cops Are Bastards”) on a statue of Lawrence Sullivan Ross, a Confederate general, on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. The Daily Signal depends on the support of readers like you. 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. Nationally, rioters have targeted Catholic churches and statues of Jesus and Mary. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Authorities dropped charges of first-degree criminal mischief against all four June 11. Vandals had covered the statue in graffiti, and its location has been the site of numerous protests since Floyd’s death. A large crowd beheaded statues of four Confederate soldiers, all part of the same monument, in Portsmouth, Virginia. By the governor’s order, workers removed a monument dedicated to the women of North Carolina who lived during the Civil War. Activist Shaun King called for all images depicting Jesus as a "White European" and his mother to be torn down because they're forms of "White supremacy" and "racist propaganda.". @Virginia_Allen5 39. The La Crosse Tribune reported that Mayor Tim Kabat, a progressive, requested the action. At the order of the city manager, workers removed a statue of explorer Francis Drake from Larkspur Landing, the main Golden Gate Ferry terminal in Larkspur, California, SFist reported. Work crews removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson from Richmond’s Monument Avenue, on order of Mayor Levar Stoney, a Democrat. In the Place de Louis XV, the large statue of the square’s namesake was torn down and the plaza renamed Place de la Revolution. 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. Vandals broke off one of the hands on the statue during the first night of protests in May; vandals also spray-painted the statue with graffiti. "Why is this not the biggest story of the day. Several local residents spent hours scrubbing the words “Old white man,” “tear it down,” and “Black Lives Matter” off the monument. The Cape Girardeau City Council voted 6-1 to remove the monument from Ivers Square. Aug. 10: Confederate monument, Georgia. 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