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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The fate of the controversial Frank Rizzo statue is up in the air. A group of Rizzo supporters filed a lawsuit so they can get the statue. The city removed it form Thomas Paine Plaza last month during nationwide protests over police brutality. Now, a judge told the city it has to preserve the statue until a hearing can be held. The monument is currently being kept in storage.
    A Virginia state judge who blocked a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from being removed from a traffic circle in the capital of Richmond has recused himself from the case, The Washington Post reported. Records obtained by the Post do not indicate why Judge Bradley B. Cavedo took himself off the case, but the publication said that he lives near the statue and was considering combining it with another lawsuit by homeowners in the area who argue removing...
    The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagens harbor has been vandalized with the phrase racist fish scrawled on its stone base, SkyNews reported. The five-and-a-half foot bronze statue, erected more than a century ago, is based on the character created by Hans Christian Andersen and is one of Copenhagens most popular attractions, the outlet said. What are the details? The Little Mermaid statue also has been a favorite target for vandals, having been painted on, knocked off...
    President Donald Trump credited his executive order issued a week ago for halting the defacing and vandalism of national monuments and statues and reiterated a vow to not let violent protesters “impact the national dream.” Trump’s remarks came Thursday at the White House during the “Spirit of America Showcase,” an event that highlighted American businesses prevailing amid the economic slowdown resulting from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. “And I want to also thank all of law enforcement,” Trump said...
    The Virginia judge who temporarily blocked Gov. Ralph Northam (D) from removing a large statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the Monument Avenue traffic circle in downtown Richmond, Va., has recused himself from the case.  Court records obtained by the Washington Post show Judge Bradley B. Cavedo withdrew from the case.  The judge temporarily blocked Northams order after a lawsuit was filed over the decision. The lawsuit was filed by William C. Gregor, who claims to be a descendant of...
    Facebook/Jason Charter Jason Charter is accused by federal authorities of being the ringleader of the attack on the Andrew Jackson statue in Washington, D.C. Jason Charter is the activist accused by federal authorities of leading June attacks on statues of Confederate General Albert Pike and former President Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C. Charter identifies as part of Antifa, and he posted a photo on Twitter depicting the statues’ destruction, calling it a “service to this nation, not a...
    The United States celebrates its Independence Day holiday this weekend as a campaign to remove symbols of the countrys pro-slavery legacy gains momentum.  Efforts to remove monuments that celebrate the Confederacy, a government of 11 slave-holding southern states that seceded from the United States, triggering the Civil War in 1861, began to gain momentum in 2015 after a white supremacist fatally shot nine African Americans inside a church in Charleston, South Carolina.  The campaign further escalated after George Floyd, an...
    A Russian billionaire has offered to purchase two controversial statues in the U.S. that protesters want removed, CNN reported: one of former President Theodore Roosevelt and one of a Russian, Alexander Baranov. Andrey Filatov is, among other things, the founder of the Art Russe Foundation, which collects and preserves Soviet-era art. His organization has set its sites on two statues of men who, according to him, made great contributions to Russia. Both of the statues he wants have faced calls...
    Barcelona mayor Ada Colau said Thursday that she doesn’t support removing the city’s Christopher Columbus statue, but does want a discussion about the history behind it, the Associated Press reported. “We are not going to rewrite history, but we have to explain history in its entirety because history was usually told by the winners and has avoided telling about the bloodshed, the exploitation and the slavery also associated with that age,” Colau told the Associated Press. Her comments come after...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A rally is planned at the California state capitol Friday afternoon, calling for the Christopher Columbus statue to stay put. The rally comes amid reports that the statue of Columbus and Queen Isabella, which was ordered to be removed last month due to social unrest, could possibly end up in Spain, the Guardian newspaper reports. NEW APP: Download the new CBS Sacramento News app for iOS and Android A neighborhood association in the Spanish town of Talavera...
    The famous “Little Mermaid” statue in Denmark has been vandalized again. This time the statue features “Racist Fish” painted in red letters. It is unclear who is responsible for the vandalism, according to a report published Friday by the Associated Press. Policemen stand on July 3, 2020 in front of the “Little Mermaid” sculpture after it has been vandalised in Copenhagen. (Photo by NIELS CHRISTIAN VILMANN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images) The “Little Mermaid” statue sits at the opening of the...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A rally is planned at the California state capitol Friday afternoon, calling for the Christopher Columbus statue to stay put. The rally comes amid reports that the statue of Columbus and Queen Isabella, which was ordered to be removed last month due to social unrest, could possibly end up in Spain, the Guardian newspaper. NEW APP: Download the new CBS Sacramento News app for iOS and Android A neighborhood association in the Spanish town of Talavera de...
    A Confederate statue at Mt. Calvary Methodist Church was vandalized overnight. (Courtesy Anne Arundel County police) Anne Arundel County police are looking for suspects after a Confederate statue was vandalized at a church in Lothian, Maryland. Police said they responded to the Mt. Calvary Methodist Church on Mount Zion Marlboro Road on Friday. They found the Confederate statue had been pulled from its concrete pedestal and defaced with red spray paint. “Racist” is written in red multiple times in photos...
    COPENHAGEN – Denmark woke up on Friday to the words “racist fish” scrawled across the base of the “Little Mermaid”, the bronze statue honoring Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale that perches on a rock in the sea off a pier in Copenhagen. Police said it had not yet identified the perpetrators. The 107-year-old sculpture, which is visited by one million tourists each year, has been vandalized before, including by anti-whaling campaigners and pro-democracy activists, twice suffering decapitation. “We consider...
    Activists in Elizabeth, New Jersey want to remove a monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus (not the one pictured above) and replace it with a monument to Marsha P. Johnson, a black trans icon. The activists have started a petition on Change.org that has already gained more than 95,000 signatures, less than 60,000 short of its goal. The petition is critical of Columbus, a popular theme among activists in recent years who have complained about statues and a holiday celebrating the...
    LOTHIAN, Md. (WJZ) — A Confederate statue was vandalized overnight outside an Anne Arundel County church. According to county police, the statue outside the Mt. Calvary Methodist Church at 812 Mount Zion Marlboro Road in Lothian was pulled from its concrete perch and sprayed with red spray paint. The statue was seen undamaged around 11 p.m. on July 2. Southern District Detectives are investigating and anyone with any information is asked to call 410-222-1960 or the TipLine 410-222-4700.  
    A BRONZE statue of the Little Mermaid in Denmark was defaced with the words racist fish in a bizarre protest. The 107-year-old monument honouring Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale perches on a rock in the sea off a pier in Copenhagen. 5Racist Fish was spraypainted on Copenhagens iconic Little Mermaid statueCredit: EPA 5The bronze statue has been targeted by vandals beforeCredit: Scanpix Police said it had not yet identified the perpetrators. The 107-year-old sculpture, which is visited by one...
    Vandals spray-painted the words “Racist Fish” on Copenhagen’s statue of The Little Mermaid Friday morning, Reuters reported. Historians and literature professors are having a hard time finding any connection between the statue and racism. Since 1913, the 4-foot-tall bronze statue has sat atop a rock in the water, a few feet off the shore in a Copenhagen park. The monument honors the fairy tale that was the basis for the 1989 Disney animated blockbuster, and which may be the most...
    Vandals spray-painted the words “Racist Fish” on Copenhagen’s statue of The Little Mermaid Friday morning, Reuters reported. Historians and literature professors are having a hard time finding any connection between the statue and racism. Since 1913, the 4-foot-tall bronze statue has sat atop a rock in the water, a few feet off the shore in a Copenhagen park. The monument honors the fairy tale that was the basis for the 1989 Disney animated blockbuster, and which may be the most...
    Twitter A statue of Haile Selassie is destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, London. London Protesters have felled a statue of former Ethiopian chief Haile Selassie in a Wimbledon Park following the demise of singer Hachalu Hundessa. 34-year-old Hundessa died after being shot within the head on June 29 in Oromia whereas driving within the capital, Addis Ababa, in keeping with the BBC. The motive for the killing stays unclear, however Hundessa’s...
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Christopher Columbus has been discreetly beheaded, defaced, or removed from his pedestals in the United States amid protests for racial justice that shake the country, but in Spain he remains steadfast at the top of his numerous columns. The mayor of Barcelona, ​​Ada Colau, is one of the few public authorities who say that Spain should review its colonial history, but does not go so far as to support the timid demands to remove the monument...
    Twitter A statue of Haile Selaisse is destroyed in a a Wimbledon Park, London. London Protesters have felled a statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie in a Wimbledon Park following the death of singer Hachalu Hundessa. 34-year-old Hundessa died after being shot in the head on June 29 in Oromia while driving in the capital, Addis Ababa, according to the BBC. The motive for the killing remains unclear, but Hundessa’s death sparked riots which have seen...
    By RENATA BRITO and JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Christopher Columbus has been decapitated, defaced, or quietly removed for his own good from pedestals across the United States in the wake of the protests for racial justice sweeping the country. In Spain, however, he is still safe atop his many perches. Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau is one of only a few public officials who say Spain must revisit its colonial legacy — though she doesnt back timid...
    Federal prosecutors have charged a self-described Antifa supporter for his alleged involvement in the June 22 trashing of the statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C.s Lafayette Park. Jason Charter was hit with two counts of destruction of federal property based on videos that appear to show him participating in the vandalism of both the statue of Confederate general Albert Pike and Jackson, ABC News reported Thursday. According to an affidavit submitted to the court, Charter was seen on surveillance...
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Christopher Columbus has been decapitated, defaced, or quietly removed for his own good from pedestals across the United States in the wake of the protests for racial justice sweeping the country. In Spain, however, he is still safe atop his many perches. Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau is one of only a few public officials who say Spain must revisit its colonial legacy — though she doesn’t back timid calls to remove the city’s monument...