28. The next day, crews removed the statue from outside Albuquerque Museum. July 15: George Washington, Louisiana. 62. or redistributed. 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 … Workers removed a 27-foot statue of a Confederate soldier in Virginia Beach, 13News reported. She is the co-host of The Daily Signal Podcast and Problematic Women. President Trump has adamantly opposed toppling any monuments and symbols, signing an executive order to protect them, and punish offenders with prison time. Rioters toppled Richmond’s Howitzer Monument and littered it with graffiti. "Churches are being burned to the ground. All rights reserved. June 11: “One Riot, One Ranger,” Texas. How does a mortgage loan modification work? 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 … Police were present, but made no arrests. 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. 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. The cause of the fire is under investigation. ", 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. June 19: Gen. Albert Pike, District of Columbia. Workers removed the statue later that day over safety concerns. “Moving this statue will not change the past. 13. Send an email to Virginia. 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. Aug. 23: William Wing Loring, Florida. The flowers in the hands of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, were set on fire, damaging her arms up to her face. 14. Vandals defaced a monument to Confederate soldiers in Amarillo with orange and blue paint. The bronze statue had stood in Old Town Alexandria since 1899. 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." Crews removed a statue of St. Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Roman Catholic priest and missionary, from outside Ventura City Hall. Demonstrators used ropes to pull down a statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, in Richmond, Virginia, which was the capital of the Confederate States of America. 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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, Massachusetts. Vandals defaced a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee with graffiti reading “BLM” and “RACIST,” among other things. 33. A Florida man is facing attempted murder charges after being apprehended by police. June 22: Andrew Jackson, District of Columbia. / The Daily Signal depends on the support of readers like you. A vandal or vandals partially pulled down a statue dedicated to the Confederate  soldiers of Sampson County, North Carolina. Sept. 12: Confederate memorial, VirginiaWorkers removed a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, to the cheers of onlookers. Steven Anthony Shields, 24, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, arson, burglary, and evading arrest. 92. Dedicated in 1984, the plaque described the “Battle at Picacho” in 1862 as the “westernmost battle of the Civil War.”. June 10: Christopher Columbus, Florida. CARDINAL DOLAN DECRIES 'DANGEROUS' REMOVAL OF MONUMENTS: 'MEMORY AND TRADITION ARE VERY, VERY IMPORTANT'. June 19: Francis Scott Key, California. 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. June 13: Christopher Columbus, Illinois. 52. Legal Statement. 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 … Hubbard was a firm advocate of racial segregation, accrding to the Detroit Historical Society. The City Council voted unanimously to remove the statue two days before it was moved to a storage facility. Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. 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. Rioters had spray-painted the bronze monument of the general atop a horse. Caldwell County commissioners voted 4-1 to relocate a Confederate monument that has stood on the lawn of the county courthouse in Lockhart. Police officers initially stopped the demonstrators. The Daily Signal depends on the support of readers like you. PASTOR SLAMS CNN, DON LEMON FOR CLAIMING JESUS WASN’T PERFECT: ‘UNCONTESTED CHAMPIONS OF FAKE NEWS’. Ruffin, a slave owner, served as chief justice of the state’s highest court from 1833-1852. The Cape Girardeau City Council voted 6-1 to remove the monument from Ivers Square. 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. 49. 46. 39. 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. July 24: Confederate monuments, Virginia. The City Council had voted unanimously June 23 to remove the statue. 95. The monument was erected as a gift to the city in 1931. July 4: Christopher Columbus, Maryland. July 8: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, Virginia. Arizona Gov. They also covered the face of the statue with red paint. Boston police are investigating a fire that left a statue of the Virgin Mary damaged on Saturday. “We’re not going to agree on everything—that’s just not human history, human nature. 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. 24. 2. A mob toppled a statue of Charles Linn, a Confederate navy captain who was one of the founders of Birmingham, Alabama. July 21: Confederate monument, Louisiana. Around the country mobs have targeted Christopher Columbus and Founding Fathers deemed racist. Meanwhile, people on social media point out the lack of mainstream coverage of the weekend incidents. This Reporter Spent 2020 Covering Riots. The Madison County Commission voted to remove a Confederate monument outside the courthouse in downtown Huntsville, Alabama. The city removed the statue the next day, citing safety concerns. All rights reserved. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Protesters gathered outside the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul used rope to pull down a 10-foot bronze statue of Columbus. Boston police are investigating a reported fire outside St. Peter Parish at 10 p.m., where they found the burned statue. 80. Citizens began a petition drive to keep the statue at its Park Square location. July 14: Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, Alaska. Aug. 20: Confederate memorial, Michigan. 85. 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. — 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. 64. State officials announced plans to return the monument to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Workers removed a statue of former Vice President John C. Calhoun from Marion Square in Charleston. By the governor’s order, workers removed a monument dedicated to the women of North Carolina who lived during the Civil War. The incident marked the third time the statue has been defaced in recent years. 93. She died in 1912. A violent mob came to tear down a statue, a Catholic preist tried to civilly … 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. Crews removed a 30-foot Confederate monument from Decatur Square in Decatur, Georgia. 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. Nationally, rioters have targeted Catholic churches and statues of Jesus and Mary. July 10: Charles Didier Dreux, Louisiana. July 28: Confederate monument, Georgia. 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. July 7: Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella, California. Police arrested seven suspects shortly afterward. 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.”. Workers removed a statue of Frank Rizzo, the Democratic mayor of Philadelphia in the 1970s, from the steps of the Municipal Services Building. The monument, built in 1908, features a Confederate soldier atop a tall pillar. … 78. Vandals did succeed in defacing the base of the statue with graffiti reading “KILLER” and “RACIST SCUM,” among other things. 47. Despite the church foyer being heavily damaged, Mass was celebrated Saturday and Sunday, according to the local news. Catholic churches torn down or denuded of their crosses and statues. June 8: John Breckinridge Castleman, Kentucky. Several statues of Jesus, Saint Mary, and three children were torn down and defaced by night at a Catholic church. Vandals had covered the base of the monument—featuring a Confederate soldier atop a pillar—with graffiti. 113. 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. 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. 83. 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. A crowd of 400 gathered and watched in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park as vandals pulled down the monument. Someone set fire to artificial flowers in the hand of a statue of the Virgin Mary at Saint Peter’s Parish Church in Dorchester. 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 … Security camera footage captured a suspect, who was found and arrested. 99. 84. Sutter abused and enslaved Native Americans in the 1840s, according to HistoryNet. He led the fight against them. DeKalb County Judge Clarence Seeliger ordered the monument be taken down and stored, WSB-TV reported. The man also placed a rainbow wig on the statue’s head. 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.”. Rioters pulled down a statue in Nashville, Tennessee, depicting 19th-century newspaper editor Edward Carmack. Flames charred the statue’s face and upper body. The City Council of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, approved removal of a Confederate monument featuring a soldier standing atop a tall pillar. Here’s What She Saw. 88. “This will be another box that they’re going to check off,” he said, adding, "It's a tragic loss for our city. That carries huge symbolic meaning.” 34. A vandal or vandals toppled a statue of Lee in Roanoke, Virginia. July 17: Union soldiers monument, New York. Vandals defaced the statue with graffiti and wrapped an American flag around its head and set it on fire. Take it down!” as rioters toppled a bronze depiction of St. Junipero Serra in Father Serra Park in downtown LA. July 4: Christopher Columbus, Connecticut. The monument, built in 1892, commemorates a Confederate artillery unit known as the Howitzers, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. 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. They also defaced the statue, which stood outside Thomas Jefferson High School, with graffiti reading “SLAVE OWNER,” among other things. July 23: Confederate monument, Arizona. 105. Someone decapitated a statue of Columbus outside Waterbury City Hall. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. June 13: Christopher Columbus, Rhode Island. Graffiti reading “BLM” (an acronym for Black Lives Matter) covered the base of the statue, which had stood in the park since 1891. >>> Related: 8 Acts of Vandalism, Desecration at Churches Across Nation. Workers also removed a plaque in honor of Thomas Bocock, speaker of the House for the Confederate States of America. Vandals had covered the statue in graffiti, and its location has been the site of numerous protests since Floyd’s death. July 23: Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway marker, Arizona. They placed a burning American flag on top of the statue before throwing it into a nearby lake. Workers used a crane to remove a statue of J.E.B. The statues were torn down … 7. 22. Why Foreign Policy Spending in the COVID-19 Relief Bill Is Wrong, Trump Shouldn’t Pardon Dark Web ‘Pirate’ Ulbricht, Can We Restore America? A mob vandalized a memorial to fallen police officers outside Police Department headquarters in downtown Kansas City. 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. The bronze depiction of Davis originally was placed along Monument Avenue in 1907. The university announced its decision to remove all Confederate monuments from university-owned land in June. 66. July 14: Confederate monument, Georgia. 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. June 30: Confederate monument, Georgia. He explained the statue was put up decades ago in memory of World War II veterans. The Los Angeles Times reported that Native Americans of various ages gathered around the face-down statue as some doused it with red paint. Gov. Rizzo allowed violence against black Americans while mayor from 1972 to 1980, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. June 20: Women of the Confederacy, North Carolina. 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. The pace of such incidents then slowed, but continued to occur into October. June 3: Mayor Frank Rizzo, Pennsylvania. June 10: Christopher Columbus, Minnesota. Legal Statement. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. 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. 101. 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. 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. 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 8: Confederate monument, Indiana. 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. A vandal or vandals spray-painted the acronym BLM on a statue of Columbus on Chicago’s Museum Campus. 26. Workers removed Chicago’s third and last statue of Columbus from Drake Fountain in the southern part of the city. June 8: Confederate monument, Virginia. 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. 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. Statues of Junípero Serra, Juan de Oñate and Kit Carson, also involved in mistreatment of Native Americans, were also torn down or removed. Virginia Allen is a news producer for The Daily Signal. 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