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A statue that depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln's feet rests on a pedestal, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Boston. The statue in Boston is a copy of the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman's Memorial, that was erected in Lincoln Park, in Washington, D.C., in 1876. Three years later, the copy was installed in Boston. Calls are mounting for the removal of both statues. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Boston to remove statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln

Jun. 30, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's arts commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a statue that depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet. The commission had fielded escalating complaints about the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman’s...

Protesters face off over statue of St. Louis namesake

Jun. 27, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters on Saturday called for the removal of a statue of St. Louis’ namesake, a French king-turned-saint who burned manuscript copies of Jewish religious texts during the Middle Ages, while another group prayed for the monument to stay. Nearly 200 people gathered at the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jun. 24, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 23 The Washington Post on the importance of wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump’s refusal to wear them: AMC Entertainment, the movie theater chain, flip-flopped on the pandemic last week, first...

EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - The new rules and regulations are posted on the barrier surrounding the statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Ave. in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The area which is a scene of many protests is closed from sunset to sunrise. Gov. Ralph Northam announced plans to remove the Lee statue from the monument, which has become a rallying place for demonstrators in Richmond. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: 12 arrested in protest at Virginia capital

Jun. 23, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — 12 arrested in protest at Virginia state capital. — Michigan mayor resigns after making racial remark. — Minneapolis union president says members scapegoated. — University of Cincinnati to remove Marge Schott’s name from stadium. ___ RICHMOND, Va. —...

A 1970's-era poster of activist Angela Davis hangs at a boarded up and closed Seattle police precinct Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Seattle, where streets are blocked off in what has been named the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone. Police pulled back from several blocks of the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood near the Police Department's East Precinct building earlier in the month after clashes with people protesting the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Police: 2 dead, 7 wounded in N Carolina shooting

Jun. 22, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — TOP OF THE HOUR: — North Carolina shooting leaves 2 dead, 7 wounded — Seattle police say person wounded in 2nd shooting in less than 48 hours — NYC officer suspended without pay for ‘apparent chokehold.’ — Spanish missionary statue in Los Angeles...

In this Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History in New York look at a statue of Theodore Roosevelt, flanked by a Native American man and African American man. The statue will be coming down after the museum's proposal to remove it was approved by the city (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Museum to remove Roosevelt statue decried as white supremacy

Jun. 22, 2020 2:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Museum of Natural History will remove a prominent statue of Theodore Roosevelt from its entrance after years of objections that it symbolizes colonial expansion and racial discrimination, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday. The bronze statue that has stood at the museum's Central...

Isaiah Bowen, right, takes a shot as his dad, Garth Bowen, center, looks on at a basketball hoop in front of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue Sunday June 21, 2020, in Richmond, Va. A judge extended an injunction delaying the removal of the statue by the state. The statue had become a focal point for the Black Lives Matter movement in Richmond. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The Latest: NYC officer suspended for 'apparent chokehold'

Jun. 21, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — NYC officer suspended without pay for ‘apparent chokehold’ — No arrests in shooting in Seattle protest zone that killed 1. — A statue of a Spanish missionary in downtown Los Angeles has been toppled by demonstrators. — George Washington memorial...

The statue of a Confederate soldier and plinth sit on a flatbed truck at the Old Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday, June 21, 2020. After protesters pulled down two smaller statues on the same monument Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper ordered the removal of several other monuments to the Confederacy, citing public safety concerns. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

While Confederate statues come down, other symbols targeted

Jun. 21, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Spectators in North Carolina's capital cheered Sunday morning as work crews finished the job started by protesters Friday night and removed a Confederate statue from the top of a 75-foot (232 meter) monument. Across the country, an initially peaceful protest in Portland, Oregon,...

Churchill statue temporarily removed for conservation

Jun. 19, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A statue of Winston Churchill has been temporarily removed from a Missouri museum honoring the famed British wartime prime minister so it can be cleaned and protected from construction. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that the statue was taken down Wednesday from the...

French military commander Joseph Gallieni statue is covered with a black cloth during an action held by anticolonial activists, in Paris, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Gallieni began a colonial career at the end of the 19th century and later played an important role during First World War as a military governor of Paris. Gallieni used brutal methods to quell rebellion of local populations in French colonies, including as a governor of Madagascar where he abolished the 350-year-old monarchy on the island. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Paris protesters cloak colonial-era statue with black cloth

Jun. 18, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French anti-racism activists draped a black cloth over the statue of a colonial commander in central Paris on Thursday, prompting three arrests and brief tension with police. The target of the protest was a monument to Gen. Joseph Gallieni, who led brutal campaigns to quash rebellion in French...