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    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to eradicate symbols of oppression. Dozens of activists marched through the historic part of Puerto Rico’s capital on Saturday, some wearing traditional Taino clothing as they banged on drums...
    A Pennsylvania county commissioner recently called for Confederate statues at Gettysburg National Park to be removed, then deleted the online post due to major criticism. “The only thing I could think of to do was, okay, I’ll just take it down. I actually unpublished my page for a little bit. Next week, I’ll probably bring it back up,” said Adams County Commissioner Marty Qually (D). Qually claimed he was not trying to erase history but pointed to what happened when...
    San Juan, Jul 11 ​​(EFE News) .- A group of protesters asked on Saturday that the statues of the conquistadors Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León be removed from the Puerto Rican capital, for extolling characters that they said represent colonial slavery. Several dozen people, some dressed in indigenous clothing, held a protest march that ended in the old town of Old San Juan, where before the two statues they demanded the removal of the monuments. The Boriken Council...
    By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to eradicate symbols of oppression. Dozens of activists marched through the historic part of Puerto Rico’s capital on Saturday, some wearing traditional Taino clothing...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to eradicate symbols of oppression. Dozens of activists marched through the historic part of Puerto Rico’s capital on Saturday, some wearing traditional Taino clothing as they banged on...
    David Masciotra July 11, 2020 4:00PM (UTC) There are few morbid topics subject to greater speculation than the religious loyalty of President Donald Trumps base. Why an alarmingly large amount of Americans refuse even to entertain any criticism of Trump deserves scrutiny from political scientists, psychologists and perhaps horror novelists working in the school of Edgar Allan Poe. What is abundantly clear is that no matter who votes for Trump, he and the Republican Party on the national level have...
    Vice President Pence said the decision to remove Confederate statues should be made at the local level, and panned protesters who have dismantled the monuments themselves.  In an interview with The Washington Examiner, Pence said he “wouldnt begrudge any community or any state to determine what people ought to be remembered and memorialized.” “Tearing down statues is not protest,” he added of demonstrators who have taken the matter into their own hands. “Engaging in public debate in your community about...
    (CNN)Some people say Confederate symbols pay homage to Southern pride and President Donald Trump has defended Confederate monuments. But I got my first taste of the racist meaning behind the Confederate symbol when I was just 5 years old.Growing up in Florence, Alabama, a city in the northwest corner of the state, Confederate imagery was everywhere -- bumper stickers, a monument in front of the county courthouse, bandanas, and most notoriously in the form of a flag.As my mother and...
    (CNN)Five people were killed in a siege at a church in South Africa on Saturday, police said.Thirty suspects were detained, they said in a Twitter post, and more than 25 firearms seized in connection with the siege at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom, northwest of Pretoria.It was not immediately clear whether hostages or the attackers were killed, or how they died.Police were alerted to the situation in the early hours of Saturday morning and hostage negotiators took part...
    Madison Summers July 11, 2020 0 Comments Vice President Mike Pence is being pressed on the message that more statues would be removed if Joe Biden were elected when it is currently happening under the Trump administration. The Washington Examiner spoke with the vice president in an interview published Friday and he was asked about when the president said “if Joe Biden is elected, they’re going to be tearing down statutes.” The reporter noted that President Donald Trump “has...
    On Richmonds Monument Avenue, the collection of towering statues honoring Confederate veterans was interrupted by one noticeably different: a monument to Black tennis legend and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe. The Ashe statue seemed safe from defacement during recent protests over racism and police brutality, when protesters covered Confederate statues with graffiti and pulled down a statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States during the Civil War. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM But after...
              RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) —A judge issued an injunction Thursday barring the city of Richmond from removing any more Confederate monuments, a process that began last week after Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the statues cleared away amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racism. Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley Cavedo issued the decision after a hearing in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by an unnamed plaintiff, local media outlets reported. The lawsuit asked for...
    PHILADELPHIA — President Trump was the last line of defense between law-abiding people and a dangerous, left-wing mob intent on toppling statues and ripping the nation apart, according to Vice President Mike Pence. “When rioters were setting fire to one of the oldest churches in America and defacing our national monuments, Joe Biden sent out a press release. President Trump sent in the National Guard,” Pence said Thursday in an exclusive interview aboard his campaign bus with the Washington Examiner....
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson invited The Federalist senior editor Chris Bedford on Friday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss the broader civilizational ramifications of statues and their removal by mobs. Carlson kicked off the segment by showing images of rioters pulling down statues in North Carolina and Maryland. Statues and monuments of historical figures have been defaced and removed in the wake of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. The Fox News host followed that up with...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On Richmond’s Monument Avenue, the collection of towering statues honoring Confederate veterans was interrupted by one noticeably different: a monument to Black tennis legend and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe. The Ashe statue seemed safe from defacement during recent protests over racism and police brutality, when protesters covered Confederate statues with graffiti and pulled down a statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States during the Civil War. But after someone painted “White Lives...
    Friday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) weighed in on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) not condemning protesters tearing down statues in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in Minneapolis police custody. Barrasso said Pelosi “has now surrendered to the mob.” He warned Pelosi’s refusal to speak out on tearing down monuments “shows how radical and out of touch the Democrat Party” has become. “Nancy Pelosi has now surrendered to the mob, and it just shows you how radical and out...
    Workers remove the statue of Confederate Naval officer Matthew Fontaine Maury on Monument Avenue Thursday July 2, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge issued an injunction Thursday barring the city of Richmond from removing any more Confederate monuments, a process that began last week after Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the statues cleared away amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racism. Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley Cavedo issued the decision after...
    Just a week after Donald Trump used the patriotic backdrop of Mount Rushmore to declare his fealty to the memory of dead traitors, the strategy doesnt seem to be polling so well among the American public. A new ABC News/Ispos survey released on Friday showed that more than two-thirds of Americans disapprove of his handling of race relations, 67%-32%.  The same poll found that just 5% of Americans report having a positive reaction when seeing a Confederate flag displayed, while 43% said they...
    President Trump on Friday, in a roundtable meeting with Venezuelan expatriates in Florida, took aim at Democrats -- calling them “the party of socialism and worse” as he seeks to draw a distinction on issues such as funding law enforcement and tearing down statues. “Republicans are the party of freedom, Democrats are the party of socialism and worse,” he said. TRUMP ACCUSES BIDEN OF PLAGIARIZING HIM OVER BUY AMERICAN PUSH Speaking to Venezuelan nationals who fled the socialist regime of dictator...
    Two statues of historical figures in New Orleans were toppled from their bases late Thursday or early Friday, and a third was vandalized with spray paint in the same time period, police revealed on Friday. As The New Orleans Times Picayune reported, the bust of Confederate Col. Charles Didier Dreux was discovered on Friday morning, having been knocked down from the pedestal that had previously held it. Dreux was the first Confederate field officer killed in the Civil War; the...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On Richmond’s Monument Avenue, the collection of towering statues honoring Confederate veterans was interrupted by one noticeably different: a monument to Black tennis legend and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe. The Ashe statue seemed safe from defacement during recent protests over racism and police brutality, when protesters covered Confederate statues with graffiti and pulled down a statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States during the Civil War. But after someone painted “White Lives...
    During a SOUTHCOM event in Florida Friday, President Donald Trump went after his Democratic opponent Joe Biden and called him a “puppet” for the far left. The president said, “Biden is a puppet of Bernie Sanders, AOC, the militant left, the people that want to rip down statues and monuments to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Jesus. Okay? Jesus. They want to rip down statues to Jesus. So we are dealing with a group of people that — they...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least two statues of prominent historical figures were pulled from their pedestals in New Orleans and another has been covered with red spray paint, authorities said Friday. Statues of John McDonogh, who built a fortune on slave labor and left it to educating children, and Charles Didier Dreux, the first Confederate officer killed in the Civil War, were toppled late Thursday. A monument celebrating educator and philanthropist Sophie B. Wright was spray-painted with “BLM,” which...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least two statues of prominent historical figures were pulled from their pedestals in New Orleans and another has been covered with red spray paint, authorities said Friday. Statues of John McDonogh, who built a fortune on slave labor and left it to educating children, and Charles Didier Dreux, the first Confederate officer killed in the Civil War, were toppled late Thursday. A monument celebrating educator and philanthropist Sophie B. Wright was spray-painted with “BLM,” which...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least two statues of prominent historical figures were pulled from their pedestals in New Orleans and another has been covered with red spray paint, authorities said Friday. Statues of John McDonogh, who built a fortune on slave labor and left it to educating children, and Charles Didier Dreux, the first Confederate officer killed in the Civil War, were toppled late Thursday. A monument celebrating educator and philanthropist Sophie B. Wright was spray-painted with “BLM,” which...