28. 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. A vandal or vandals toppled a bust of Confederate Col. Charles Didier Dreux on Canal Street in New Orleans. 57. Officials in Dearborn, Michigan, removed a statue of Orville Hubbard, the city’s mayor from 1942 to 1978. Statues of controversial figures tied to slavery are being toppled across the Bay Area and beyond. “We must name these instances of discrimination and never forget our past—but we should not honor them,” Mayor Joe Hogsett, a Democrat, said. Aug. 10: Confederate monument, Georgia. The vandals set afire and defaced the depiction of Linn once it was on the ground. 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. A violent mob came to tear down a statue, a Catholic preist tried to civilly … 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.”. Vandals spray-painted obscenities and other words on a sculpture of Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate outside El Paso International Airport in Texas. 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 4: Christopher Columbus, Maryland. Around the same time as the Florida incident, a 249-year-old Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles caught fire. Crews removed a statue of Raphael Semmes, an admiral in the Confederate navy, in downtown Mobile, Alabama. A mob toppled a statue of Charles Linn, a Confederate navy captain who was one of the founders of Birmingham, Alabama. Roy Cooper ordered the statue removed in the interest of public safety. July 17, 2020 Nathalie Voit contributed to this list, which was updated and expanded July 31, Aug. 7, and Nov. 2. Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report. Early June: Matthias Baldwin, Pennsylvania. The city removed the statue the next day, citing safety concerns. Authorities said a protest began peacefully, but quickly grew violent. Vandals defaced the monument with graffiti in June. 93. 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. So, when the Knights of Columbus erected a statue to Fr. The incident marked the third time the statue has been defaced in recent years. Calvary Baptist is a historically Black church, though its website says it has become a “multi-cultural faith community” in recent years. The Cape Girardeau City Council voted 6-1 to remove the monument from Ivers Square. 62. Crews lifted the remains of the sculpture from the water the following Monday. Busts removed included those of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy; Fitzhugh Lee, Confederate cavalry general and 40th governor of Virginia; Confederate generals J.E.B. 50. Join the millions of people who benefit from The Daily Signal’s fair, accurate, trustworthy reporting with direct access to: Don’t have time to read the Washington Post or New York Times? Take it down!” as rioters toppled a bronze depiction of St. Junipero Serra in Father Serra Park in downtown LA. Eight such incidents occurred in North Carolina, 12 in California, and 15 in Virginia. A magistrate released them the next morning on their own recognizance. The bill also orders removal from the Capitol of “all statues of individuals who voluntarily served the Confederate States of America.”. The Daily Signal depends on the support of readers like you. 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. Crews removed the damaged statue and placed it in storage the day after vandals defaced it. Images of the Madonna and Child replaced with pictures of “People’s Leader” Xi Jinping.Signs posted outside … Vandals smashed a 145-year-old statue of a Union soldier in Saratoga Springs, New York. 86. June 6: Williams Carter Wickham, Virginia. DeKalb County Judge Clarence Seeliger ordered the monument be taken down and stored, WSB-TV reported. Rioters toppled a white marble statue of Columbus and threw it into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Workers removed a marker for Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway near Phoenix. There is no “vast anti-catholic conspiracy”. 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. 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. Junipero Serra in what is now downtown Los Angeles in 1932, a statue that was torn down last weekend, as when they erected statues … They also defaced the statue, which stood outside Thomas Jefferson High School, with graffiti reading “SLAVE OWNER,” among other things. 105. Legal Statement. Officials planned to move the statue to Cave Hill Cemetery, where Castleman is buried. June 3: Confederate Cemetery, South Carolina. Here’s What She Saw. 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. 78. July 25: Confederate monument, Virginia. 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. Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. Workers removed a century-old Confederate monument from McDonough Square in McDonough, Georgia, WSB-TV reported. Legal Statement. — 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. Reagan lived in Dixon from age 9 to 22. 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. Indianapolis city workers removed a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers who died in a Union prison camp in Indianapolis during the Civil War. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. A Columbus statue … The monument was erected as a gift to the city in 1931. June 10: Confederate monument, Alabama. Someone had spray-painted the bronze statue of Rizzo, also a former Philadelphia police chief. This Reporter Spent 2020 Covering Riots. 72. June 15: Don Juan de Oñate, New Mexico. July 14: Confederate monument, Florida. The Massachusetts-born Pike, a journalist, lawyer, and orator, resigned from the Confederate States Army in July 1862. June 30: Lincoln Emancipation Statue, Massachusetts. Rioters had attempted to topple the statue in mid-July. 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A Florida man is facing attempted murder charges after being apprehended by police. >>> Related: 8 Acts of Vandalism, Desecration at Churches Across Nation. “Moving this statue will not change the past. Vandals have not discriminated among the monuments they target, defacing statues of Confederate and Union soldiers alike, and going after those that have no association with racism, such as a 120-year-old statue of an elk in Portland, Oregon. 13. Workers removed a statue of King Louis XVI  from Jefferson Square Park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, to protect it from further damage. Dreux is reported to have been the first Confederate field officer to die in the Civil War. 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. 66. ", Sean Feucht, a California worship leader and pastor, commenting on the incidents asked, "Where's the outrage? June 8: Confederate monument, Virginia. 104. 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. 113. 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. 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. The next chapter in the mayhem is the dismantling of historic statues. Workers removed a 27-foot statue of a Confederate soldier in Virginia Beach, 13News reported. Avoid these mistakes. Someone decapitated a statue of Columbus outside Waterbury City Hall. The San Gabriel church, which was undergoing renovations for its upcoming 250th anniversary, went up in flames around 4 a.m., burning the roof and insides of the church. They dragged a bronze depiction of a cavalryman down the road with a rope around its neck and hung the statue from a lightpost. Two statues of two Confederate soldiers that were part of a larger obelisk were torn down Friday night by protesters in Raleigh, North Carolina. June 20: Women of the Confederacy, North Carolina. 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 … 40. 48. CARDINAL DOLAN DECRIES 'DANGEROUS' REMOVAL OF MONUMENTS: 'MEMORY AND TRADITION ARE VERY, VERY IMPORTANT'. Rioters covered the monument with graffiti and pulled down one figure, which hit a man in the head, landing him in a hospital. 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. All rights reserved. July 15: George Washington, Louisiana. Workers removed a statue of former Vice President John C. Calhoun from Marion Square in Charleston. In Washington, D.C., rioters used ropes to tear down a bronze depiction of Albert Pike, a Confederate general, and then set the 11-foot statue on fire. July 21: Confederate monument, Louisiana. Filing an auto insurance claim? 102. Nationally, rioters have targeted Catholic churches and statues of Jesus and Mary. June 10: Christopher Columbus, Florida. July 14: Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, Alaska. 12. 83. June 13: Christopher Columbus, Illinois. 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. Wells, an African American journalist and civil rights advocate who wrote against racial injustice. The board has yet to decide where it will be relocated. 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. He led the fight against them. They dragged the statue of an artilleryman to the front of the Wake County Courthouse. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! “We’ve got to find a way to come together,” Mayor Lenny Curry, a Republican, said the next day. 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." She is the co-host of The Daily Signal Podcast and Problematic Women. 88. 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 Gainesville City Council voted unanimously to remove a Confederate monument from Leonard Park. 107. Rioters in Portland, Oregon, toppled a statue of President Abraham Lincoln in what they called an “Indigenous Peoples’ Day of Rage.” They said they were angry about the Columbus Day holiday and Lincoln’s approval of the execution of 38 Dakota Sioux fighters known as the “Dakota 38.”. / June 19: Francis Scott Key, California. July 24: Christopher Columbus, Illinois. Why Foreign Policy Spending in the COVID-19 Relief Bill Is Wrong, Trump Shouldn’t Pardon Dark Web ‘Pirate’ Ulbricht, Can We Restore America? 85. 84. 45. July 13: Confederate monument, North Carolina. Rioters toppled a bust of Ulysses S. Grant, the Union general and later president who played an integral role in ending slavery in America. They threw chains around the statue in an apparent reference to what they said was Roosevelt’s hostile treatment of Native Americans. 69. The Sitka Assembly voted 6-1 to remove a statue of Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, a prominent Russian merchant and trader, from outside Harrigan Centennial Hall in Sitka, the former Russian capital of Alaska. 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. Virginia Allen House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, a Democrat from Fairfax County, ordered removal of the sculptures. June 19: St. Junipero Serra, California. 8 Acts of Vandalism, Desecration at Churches Across Nation, Deep policy understanding from over 100 experts. July 24: Confederate monuments, Virginia. Statues of Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Spanish priest, were torn down in cities across California. They also covered the face of the statue with red paint. July 28: Confederate monument, Texas. Gov. June 12: Christopher Columbus, Pennsylvania. Send an email to Virginia. A vandal or vandals spray-painted the acronym BLM on a statue of Columbus on Chicago’s Museum Campus. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Workers removed the statue later that day over safety concerns. Graffiti reading “BLM” (an acronym for Black Lives Matter) covered the base of the statue, which had stood in the park since 1891. 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. Update: Before the city could remove the monument, vandals defaced the tall pedestal of the statue with red paint Aug. 5, WAAY-TV reported. July 4: St. Junipero Serra, California. Macon Mayor Robert Reichert, a Democrat, announced plans to remove a prominent Confederate monument during a meeting of the Macon-Bibb Board of Commissioners. (Photo: Parker Michels-Boyce/AFP/Getty Images). 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. Police charged both men with inciting a riot; charged Wassell with theft and possession of stolen goods; and  charged Davis with being a principal to theft. A statue of the Virgin Mary was set on fire outside a Boston church Saturday night, NBC 10 Boston reports. 56. Workers removed Chicago’s third and last statue of Columbus from Drake Fountain in the southern part of the city. The next day, crews removed the statue from outside Albuquerque Museum. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, Rioters had spray-painted the bronze monument of the general atop a horse. Demonstrators toppled a statue of Williams Carter Wickham, a Confederate general, in Richmond’s Monroe Park. A crowd shouted “Take it down! 51. “It was torn down for its Catholic associations, and it was recast as church bells for an Anglican Church,” she said. Workers removed a statue of Frank Rizzo, the Democratic mayor of Philadelphia in the 1970s, from the steps of the Municipal Services Building. In a tweet, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, a Democrat, said Schuyler reportedly was “the largest owner of enslaved people in Albany during his time.”, 32. Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. Loring was a Confederate soldier who also fought during the Mexican-American War and  later represented the United States as inspector general to the sultan of Egypt. 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. 47. A large crowd beheaded statues of four Confederate soldiers, all part of the same monument, in Portsmouth, Virginia. or redistributed. 34. The monument was built in honor of the Bemis Heights Regiment, New York’s 77th volunteer regiment. July 23: Confederate monument, Arizona. "Why is this not the biggest story of the day. The City Council of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, approved removal of a Confederate monument featuring a soldier standing atop a tall pillar. 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. 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. The list of American statues and other monuments that have been toppled, decapitated, defaced, or removed since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis grew longer almost daily through June and July. 110. A controversial statue of the Virgin Mary has been returned to Prague's Old Town Square, over a century after the original was torn down by an angry mob. Market data provided by Factset. July 22: Roger B. Taney, District of Columbia, The House of Representatives voted 305-113 to remove a bust of Roger B. Taney, the U.S. chief justice who wrote the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision, from the Capitol. Vandals defaced—and/or officials removed—at least four statues and other monuments in each of eight states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, and Texas. June 10: Christopher Columbus, Virginia. 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. Protesters gathered outside the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul used rope to pull down a 10-foot bronze statue of Columbus. This was the second time it was removed. Authorities dropped charges of first-degree criminal mischief against all four June 11. … Market data provided by Factset. 16. 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. The Los Angeles Times reported that Native Americans of various ages gathered around the face-down statue as some doused it with red paint. June 20: Henry Lawson Wyatt, North Carolina. How does a mortgage loan modification work? May 31: Charles Linn, Alabama. Police arrested seven suspects shortly afterward. Another statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized in New York City on July 10th. July 11: The Virgin Mary, Massachusetts. A mob pulled down a statue of George Washington outside the German American Society in Portland, Oregon. A vandal or vandals partially pulled down a statue dedicated to the Confederate  soldiers of Sampson County, North Carolina. Drake, an English naval officer who famously circumnavigated the world, died in 1596 at age 55. / 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. June 19: Confederate monument, North Carolina. From 1799 to 1818, Baranov was in effect the first governor of Alaska. The flowers in the hands of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, were set on fire, damaging her arms up to her face. The Washington Post reported that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, decided to remove the statue temporarily to protect it from rioters. Work crews removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson from Richmond’s Monument Avenue, on order of Mayor Levar Stoney, a Democrat. 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. Workers removed a statue of a Confederate soldier from outside the Rockdale County courthouse in Conyers, Georgia, the Associated Press reported. June 10: Christopher Columbus, Massachusetts. Flames charred the statue’s face and upper body. That carries huge symbolic meaning.” 15. According to the Tennessee State Museum, Carmack criticized Ida B. Someone set fire to artificial flowers in the hand of a statue of the Virgin Mary at Saint Peter’s Parish Church in Dorchester. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. The sculpture had been on display since 1883. 77. Fr. “We’re not going to agree on everything—that’s just not human history, human nature. Activists toppled a statue of Junipero Serra from its post at Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. Boston police are investigating a fire that left a statue of the Virgin Mary damaged on Saturday. Virgin Mary statue in New York City vandalized. “This will be another box that they’re going to check off,” he said, adding, "It's a tragic loss for our city. 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 … June 19: Gen. Albert Pike, District of Columbia. July 4: Christopher Columbus, Connecticut. 98. The pace of such incidents then slowed, but continued to occur into October. The statue was a gift from the city of Montpellier in southern France as a symbol of friendship. Ever feel like the only difference between the New York Times and Washington Post is the name? A statue of Serra was torn down in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on June 19 by a crowd of about … A slew of Catholic churches from Florida to California were burned and vandalized over the weekend as police continue to investigate whether or not they are connected to protests targeting symbols and statues. 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. July 17: Union soldiers monument, New York. 99. ... a Catholic priest responsible for missions across California. A mob cheered as it pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus in Saint Paul, Minnesota. So people, read your history books and here in California, people have been tearing down statues … Sutter abused and enslaved Native Americans in the 1840s, according to HistoryNet. 54. He was executed by guillotine in 1793. The fire destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of the nearly 250-year-old California church that was undergoing renovation. Overnight, workers removed the William Wing Loring monument from University of Florida property in St. Augustine, Florida. Aug. 23: William Wing Loring, Florida. PASTOR SLAMS CNN, DON LEMON FOR CLAIMING JESUS WASN’T PERFECT: ‘UNCONTESTED CHAMPIONS OF FAKE NEWS’. 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. 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. “I was shocked,” Pastor John Currie told the local news. A vandal or vandal pulled down a statue of John McDonogh outside Gallier Hall in New Orleans. 14. 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. Crews removed a statue of Robert E. Lee and busts of seven other Confederate leaders from the Virginia Capitol in Richmond. July 23: Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway marker, Arizona. June 9: Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Texas. Ruffin, a slave owner, served as chief justice of the state’s highest court from 1833-1852. Stuart, Stonewall Jackson, and Joseph E. Johnston; Matthew Fontaine Maury, Confederate naval officer; and Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy. … 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. 64. Rioters attempted to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square near the White House, but police intervened. A vandal or vandals defaced a statue of Ireland-born businessman Marcus Daly with graffiti on the Montana Technological University campus in Butte. Vandals had covered the base of the monument—featuring a Confederate soldier atop a pillar—with graffiti. June 14: John Greenleaf Whittier, California. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. 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. Virginia Allen is a news producer for The Daily Signal. The man also placed a rainbow wig on the statue’s head. June 19: Ulysses S. Grant, California. 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