Nine of the Founding Fathers. Thirty-three statues of Columbus. Fifty-foot monument dedicated to Gov. Eight … “Obscured” by the Rutgers College administration following petitions and outcry against it. Graffitied with “Kill Whitey,” “Slave Owner,” and “All Colonizers Must Die,” then torn down by hundreds of protesters, one of several statues destroyed in Golden Gate Park. Bust of Christopher Columbus, Detroit, MI. Ordered removed by the city as a response to “ongoing systemic racism.”, Rockdale County Confederate Monument, Conyers, GA. One hundred seven-year-old monument to Confederate soldiers. Henry County Confederate Monument, McDonough, GA. One hundred and ten year-old monument to Confederate soldiers. Norfolk Confederate Monument, Norfolk, VA. One hundred thirteen-year-old Confederate monument, vandalized then mostly pulled down under orders from the city. Monument built in the ’60s by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, removed by Sons of the Confederate Veterans in anticipation of protesters taking it down. For a majority of the statues removed, the fate of the artwork is currently unknown, while a minority have been moved to cemeteries and museums. “Y’all not tired yet?” a vandal wrote on one of the marble slabs in front of the monument. The move has garnered resistance from locals and some historians, who state that the historic monument would likely be destroyed in the process. Ordered torn down by the town’s mayor after protests and vandalism, a decision contested by descendants of the original owners who claim the statue isn’t within the city’s rights to destroy. A memorial to 119 KCPD officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Despite public support for the previously vandalized statue, the city government ordered it removed after pressure from protesters. The US Marshals Service today announced 21 Federal Court Buildings in 15 states were damaged and destroyed by the leftist rioters. Public monument, and part of a National Historic Monument. Torn down by rioters overnight, then graffitied with “defund cops.” Suggested to have been torn down because on its list of battles on the plaque was the Sandy Creek Massacre, where soldiers destroyed a Creek village. During the riots and protests following the death of George Floyd, killed by a white police officer, many monuments across the country honoring America’s heroes were damaged. Pulled down by city in anticipation of protest, fate currently unknown. The vast majority of the vandals were never charged, with 177 out of 183 instances having no arrests. Photos: A Richmond, VA Reader Says Black Lives Matter is Celebrating the Latest Riots by Desecrating Confederate Monuments. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Minneapolis, MN. Defaced with BLM graffiti. Ninety-four year-old grave marker to Confederate coldiers killed in action, promised by the mayor to be torn down. Numerous Monuments Destroyed During Riots, See The Running Total … By Jonah Gottschalk July 23, 2020. Statue of a Confederate soldier in front of a county library. One hundred twelve-year-old statue to Confederate veterans. Initially placed in a cemetery but moved by Ku Klux Klan-affiliated city leaders to the center of town. Pulled down by the Cherokee Nation, done to promote “healing” in the ongoing racial strife. Defaced, then removed by the school administration following protests. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Austin, TX. Eighty-nine year-old statue of local Confederate soldiers. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Middleton, CT. Trump Takes Decisive Action Against Antifa Thugs as Riots Spread Across America, The WHO Finally Updates Its COVID-19 Testing Policy... One Hour After Biden's Inauguration, Republican Files Articles of Impeachment Against Joe Biden on His Second Day in Office, The Morning Briefing: Impeach #NotMyPresident Joe Biden Also Plus #Resist. Denver fountain with statue of frontiersman Kit Carson on the top, who was a Union officer during the Civil War leading a group of primarily Hispanic volunteers against the Confederacy. Angered some in the city’s dwindling Italian American community, who were not reached out to prior to the teardown. Ordered removed by the city government. One hundred twenty year-old monument to a Confederate admiral. Ordered removed for being racist by the city government following push from activists and protesters. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Bridgeport, CT. Sixty-year-old statue pulled down without warning by the city council out of “public safety” concerns. DeKald County Confederate Monument, Decatur, GA. One hundred twelve-year-old obelisk was vandalized, then pulled down by the city following demonstrations for its removal. Pulled down by mayor to enable “discussion” under pressure from protesters. For generations the Mall has been our nation’s premier civic gathering space for non-violent demonstrations, and we ask individuals to carry on that tradition. The place also comes under UNESCO world heritage sites. Century-old statue of Christopher Columbus dedicated to the area’s Italian American contributions, torn down by city government. Part of a series of attacks on religious icons and churches across the country. Reach out to [email protected]. Statue of Jesus Christ in a Catholic Church, beheaded by known vandals then had its arms torn off. Seventy-eight year-old marker dedicated to the Confederate secretary of state’s voyage across the Atlantic. Bentonville Confederate Monument, Bentonville, AR. Cemetery grave marker of 17 unidentified Confederate soldiers killed during their invasion of Maryland. All Rights Reserved. Sixty-year-old statue of the Native American legendary leader. Statue of Richmond journalist and owner of the city newspaper, who also served in the Confederate Army. Most monuments torn down were not by protesters, but by city officials after pressure or threats from protesters. Pulled down by the city government as part of city-wide removal of monuments associated with the Confederacy. The statue is usually the center of the city’s Italian heritage celebrations. Memorial to Company A, Capital Guards, Little Rock, AR. Businesses, assisted by city crews and volunteers, worked to clean up glass and debris. They have led riots … Set afire and vandalized numerous times during protests, until so damaged the city removed it for public safety concerns. Statue in church yard dedicated to a Confederate soldier was pulled down and defaced by vandals, who labelled it racist. One of numerous Virginia monuments removed following the state revoking laws preventing monuments being pulled down. “In the wake of last night’s demonstrations, there are numerous instances of vandalism to sites around the National Mall. Nearby monument to the Cherokee leader and Civil War general on the side of the Confederacy. The National Park Service shared disturbing images of the vandalism on Sunday. Pulled down by the city despite resistance from Hispanic Americans after violence between protest groups over the statue led to one person being shot. Copyright © 2021 The Federalist, a wholly independent division of FDRLST Media, All Rights Reserved. He also fought in the Indian Wars, which has drawn outcry today. One hundred and forty-five year-old statue dedicated to Union veterans of the 77th Saratoga Volunteers Regiment. After the war, a new library was built. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Norwalk, CT. St. John's wasn't the only piece of history to be a victim to vandalism on Sunday. This detailed list records each instance monuments have been defaced, vandalized, and or torn down since nationwide protests began, updated as more occur. Activists set cars on fire and looted businesses in the nation’s capitol as rioters protested the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, video of the incident shows. Abruptly removed by the city following calls from activists. As the United States was leaving lockdowns imposed to fight the coronavirus, cities across the country have enforced a new limited kind of lockdown to prevent the destruction. Torn down by rioters as part of widespread vandalism after curfew. Defaced in two separate incidents, which included graffiti and damage to the statue. Several beloved monuments throughout the region were defaced with graffiti, … The Ancient City and the Roman theatre faces a great damage … Major advocate of manumission and return of enslaved workers to Liberia. Memorial to firefighters who died during the September 11 Islamist terrorist attack in New York. Removed by commissioners, without a public hearing, after reports of violent threats to the statue in an upcoming protest. All three were ordered removed by local governments as a result of the ongoing unrest, with unknown final resting places for the statues. Protesters returned anyways later and pulled it down. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Atlantic City, NJ. Pedestal still intact. Following threats to tear it down, the city promptly pulled down the monument. One of the statues torn down by hundreds of protesters in Golden Gate Park. Matching statue to The Pioneer, dedicated to pioneer women, pulled down and defaced by protesters. Monument to William Clark of the “Lewis and Clark” expedition across the United States, removed by the University of Portland “as a precaution” after being vandalized alongside statues of his slave, York, and an unnamed Native American. Statue created through donations from Italian American associations in the ’80s. Ordered removed by the city council, who refused to have a referendum on it. Order delayed by area judge after concerns raised by citizens that removal will permanently damage the historic monument. Pulled down with ropes by protesters, dragged through the streets, then dumped in the harbor. Unclear when it will be returned, if it returns at all. Memorial dedicated 123 years ago. Statue of the nation’s 40th President, placed on the banks of Rock River where he served as a lifeguard; he has been credited with saving upwards of 70 lives while on duty. They also attempted to pull it down, but were prevented by police. Statue of Spanish governor who put down a large Pueblo revolt. Large 101-year-old statue of the Confederate general. The mission was then burned down by unknown vandals sometime after. Statue of Private Benjamin Welch Owens, Hampden, PA. “We don’t want any of those things to happen because that would be an insult to our community, and we don’t want to be insulted,” stated one of the group leaders. The monument depicts him in civilian garb, although it notes his position in the Confederate military. Executive Order on Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal Violence. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Baltimore, MA. Statue of Juan Junipero Serra, Los Angeles, CA. Vandals wrote “F*ck” on the base of Pulaski’s statue. Following the Indian Wars, a plaque was added remembering those who fought in “battles with the savage Indians.” The word “savage” was struck off 50 years ago. Statue of the saint was beaten, graffitied, set on fire, then pulled down by hundreds of protesters. One hundred-year monument to a Richmond artillery crew of the Civil War. Ninety-year-old statue torn down in broad daylight with ropes, despite Minneapolis Police Department’s awareness of what was happening. In … “In recent weeks, in the midst of protests across America, many monuments have been vandalized or destroyed. Torn down by owner of the building whose land it was on. One hundred ten-year-old bust pulled down by the city after protesters called for its removal. Alexander Andreyevich Baranov Statue, Sitka, AK. Several monuments on the National Mall were vandalized Saturday night during protests in Washington, D.C., that turned into riots. Known for his refusal to desegregate his NFL team. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Columbia, SC. At least 183 monuments, memorials, statues, and major historical markers have been defaced or pulled down since protests began in May. List Of 183 Monuments Ruined Since Protests Began, And Counting, beaten, graffitied, set on fire, then pulled down, sprayed with paint, beheaded, then toppled. Torn down by the city after calls by protesters to have it removed. Removed without warning by the city over concerns about damage from protesters, taken down by night. Dedicated to police killed in the line of duty, sprayed with red paint by protesters, taken down to be repaired. Future of statue unknown. The police officers who appear to have brutally murdered George Floyd should be held accountable and Americans on both sides of the partisan divide have expressed outrage over his death and solidarity with those demanding justice. Ninety-four year-old memorial to Confederate soldiers in a cemetery set up by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Statue of University of Nevada at Las Vegas mascot, which is designed after an 1800s mountain man, but was originally based on a Confederate soldier. Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Birmingham, AL. Ninety-five-year-old monument to the abolition hero and Civil War martyr, torn down by hundreds of rioters, dragged through the streets, beheaded, and thrown into a lake. Monument to Confederate Soldiers, Amarillo, TX. The teardowns were encouraged by the mayor. Defaced with BLM graffiti by unknown vandals. One hundred year-old statue of the early English settler involved in the killing of hundreds of Native Americans in a retaliation attack during the Peqot War. Statue of a Confederate Soldier, Oxford, NC. The local diocese stated that the statue was not being pulled down out of their own desires, but to protect it from rioters. Cross dedicated to the Virginia governor, who served as a general for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Statue of the Blessed Mother, Chatanooga, TN. Pulled down by the city in front of a crowd, future unknown. As PJ Media’s Paula Bolyard reported on Sunday night, rioters burned the historic St. John’s Church near the White House. Eighteen officers were injured during the confrontation, and several people were arrested. The list begins with the most recent instance of iconoclasm and continues backwards in time until the first instance connected with nationwide rioting, in late May. Defaced with protester graffiti by night. Richardson allegedly made sexist and racist remarks. Vandalized with red paint, parts torn off by rioters. More than 100-year-old monument to Confederates killed in action, vandalized numerous times during protests over it, finally removed by city hall to be placed in a nearby Confederate cemetery. Pulled down secretly by night under orders of the city. After being vandalized by protesters, the statue was torn down at night by the city government. Ordered removed by the county, despite resistance from local history groups. Pulaski (1748-1779) was a Polish cavalry commander who fought and died in the American Revolutionary War. The riots in the United States against the removal of historical monuments show that there is a need for knowledge of what to do with these monuments for the benefit of society today. Pulled down by the city “for its own protection.”, Equestrian Statue of Juan de Onate, Alcade, NM. Thirty-eight year-old statue of the 19th-century education advocate and philantropist, was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Live updates: https://t.co/Z1pnxgltFy pic.twitter.com/YHvZuBnNs5, — The Associated Press (@AP) June 1, 2020. Among the historical landmarks the Jacksonville mayor promised to remove after pressure from protesters. Century-old statue removed by the city after many of his statues were attacked and destroyed by protesters. One hundred fifteen-year-old obelisk to Confederate soldiers. Pieces then stolen by protesters. Mostly markers of battle locations and sunken ships. Seventy-two year-old statue of the nation’s seventh president. Future unknown. Tensions intensified Saturday night as Confederate monuments, the headquarters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Virginia History & Culture Museum in … Statue of the Virgin Mary was found beheaded and torn apart by unknown vandals. Several statues of Jesus, Saint Mary, and three children were torn down and defaced by night at a Catholic church. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Columbus, WI. The owner refused to identify why the memorial was being removed. Statue of the Virgin Mary at a Catholic Church torn down and beheaded by unknown vandals. One hundred fifty-two year-old monument dedicated to Union veterans. Indianapolis, Ind. Monument to Carolina Panthers owner, torn down by team management before an attempt to destroy it by protesters. One hundred thirteen-year-old statue atop 65-foot column, pulled down by protesters as police stood by. In every city mentioned there were many businesses destroyed, many police officers assaulted, police cars destroyed, monuments destroyed, many … Sam Davis was famous for being executed by Union soldiers as a young man. Confederate Soldiers Monument, Fort Worth, TX. The Black Lives Matter types have been using the latest crisis to attack and descrate Confederate monuments in Richmond, VA, the capital of the late Confederacy. The monument to Confederate soldier John Castleman was quietly removed by the city of Louisville on June 8. Discussion planned in the future to decide what will be done with the removed statue. Eight of Saint Junipero Serra. Amid the riots following protests over the death of George Floyd, vandals targeted iconic Washington, D.C., monuments celebrating heroes of the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and World War II. Depicts Native Americans bowing to Columbus. The statue was toppled and thrown into the Mississippi by protesters. Cemetery Monument to Confederate Soldiers, Savannah, GA. A statue dedicated to Confederate soldiers in the Battle of Gettysburg, placed above graves of Confederate soldiers. Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Statue, Richmond, VA. One hundred twenty-six year-old monument to Confederate veterans. The city then removed the rest. Major journalist and avowed racist, statue removed by his family, saying it was “time.”. ‘To Our Confederate Dead’ Monument, Louisburg NC. Monument to Confederate Veterans and Statue of George Wallace, Wilmington, NC. Amid the riots following protests over the death of George Floyd, vandals targeted iconic Washington, D.C., monuments celebrating heroes of the American Revolution, the … Across the nation, rioting and unrest that has killed black Americans and destroyed black neighborhoods has … Statue of Christopher Columbus, St. Louis, MS. One hundred forty year-old statue intended to celebrate immigrants pulled down by the city after calls from protesters, sparking anger from local Italian-Americans. As of Monday morning, police have arrested more than 4,000 people. — were vandalized during George Floyd demonstrations. Numerous Religious Statues, Punta Gorda, FL.