Latest Vandalism News

Charlottesville Confederate statue vandalized again

Nov. 30, 2019 5:40 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, that became a rallying point for white nationalists has been vandalized again, this time with graffiti saying, “Impeach Trump.” News outlets report that the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was also...

Ibrahimovic’s statue, property vandalized as Malmo fans spew

Nov. 28, 2019 1:09 PM EST

Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t appear concerned in the slightest. “I think they in Malmo respect this ... I think they are happy for my sake,” the soccer superstar said upon announcing he bought a stake of nearly 25% in a rival of his boyhood club. Ibrahimovic got it completely wrong. The reaction...

Christopher Columbus statue vandalized again

Nov. 25, 2019 12:18 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Christopher Columbus statue in Rhode Island has been vandalized for a second time in recent weeks. The statue’s pedestal was splashed overnight with what appeared to be red paint. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office said Monday city workers have already cleaned it...

Yiddish author monument vandalized with swastikas in Ukraine

Nov. 25, 2019 6:48 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Unidentified vandals have painted swastikas on a monument to a prominent Yiddish author in the Ukrainian capital. Moshe Reuven Azman, the chief rabbi of Ukraine, posted pictures Monday of the monument to Sholem Aleichem outside Kyiv’s synagogue with big red swastikas...

Till memorial, others taking security steps amid vandalism

Nov. 23, 2019 1:07 PM EST

A commission behind a memorial for teenage lynching victim Emmett Till in Mississippi was forced to get a new sign with a glass bulletproof front and add cameras and alarms after previous markers were riddled with bullet holes. It’s one of numerous monuments to U.S. civil rights figures or events around...

Syracuse U, shaken by racism, welcomes the holiday break

Nov. 22, 2019 4:36 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Benny Callahan didn’t leave her dorm for two straight days this week. The Syracuse University freshman didn’t feel safe, she said, away from home and under siege, it seemed, by day-after-day reports of racism in campus residence and academic halls. “My parents are...

Federal charges link New Jersey man to synagogue vandalism

Nov. 17, 2019 2:40 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man faces allegations he conspired to carry out spray paint vandalism attacks two months ago against synagogues in Michigan and Wisconsin. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported 18-year-old Richard Tobin allegedly recruited people on a neo-Nazi social network. Court records...

Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

Nov. 13, 2019 10:35 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest battleground in the city’s 5-month-long anti-government unrest. Marine police used a boat...

2 men arrested in Denmark following churchyard vandalism

Nov. 13, 2019 8:18 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two men, aged 27 and 38, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of "gross vandalism" of gravestones in the Jewish section of a churchyard in northwestern Denmark. Danish broadcaster DR, citing information from a detention hearing that was briefly open before continuing behind...

Hong Kong protesters vandalize subway station, storm mall

Nov. 10, 2019 8:04 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired tear gas and protesters broke windows at a shopping mall Sunday in anti-government demonstrations across Hong Kong amid anger over a student activist's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers. Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a...