Latest Vandalism News

A burned pew is seen at the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane, in east Jerusalem, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Israeli police said Friday they arrested a Jewish man after he poured out a

Israel arrests man who doused inside of church with fuel

Dec. 4, 2020 12:54 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Friday they arrested a Jewish man after he poured out a “flammable liquid” inside a church near Jerusalem’s Old City, in what they described as a “criminal” incident. The police did not provide further details about the motive, but...

Vincent Soekra of Vereniging Ons Suriname, Our Surinam Association, walks past murals where vandals daubed white paint over the faces of Black historical figures outside a Black cultural archive in Amsterdam in what one of the archive's founders called a far-right attack in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. The vandals also stuck stickers on the mural saying in Dutch

Mural at Black archive in Amsterdam vandalized

Dec. 3, 2020 8:10 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Vandals daubed white paint over the faces of Black historical figures on a mural outside a Black cultural archive in Amsterdam in what one of the archive's founders called a racist attack Thursday. The vandals also stuck stickers on the mural saying in Dutch “soot-smudge Pete is...

Debris lays in front of graffiti that reads in Spanish

Guatemala condemns fire at Congress; 12 injured in protests

Nov. 22, 2020 5:47 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s government called fires set by protesters at Congress “terrorist acts” while the Inter-American Human Rights Commission on Sunday condemned what it called an “excessive use of force” by police against demonstrators opposed to a new budget...

An employee sanitizes a Hindu temple in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. India is second in the world in total reported coronavirus cases behind the U.S., but daily infections have been on the decline since the middle of September. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Latest: India registers over 30,000 new virus cases

Nov. 15, 2020 11:50 PM EST

NEW DELHI — India has registered 30,548 new confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest in the last four months but amid growing concerns of the latest surge in the capital New Delhi. The Health Ministry on Monday raised India’s tally to more than 8.84 million. It said the country...

Artist Susan Applewhite attaches her recycled cardboard work art onto a bus stop in the Chacao neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Her work has evolved from protest art to images of marine life, plants and other images. Applewhite hopes that displaying art in public spaces can help combat crime and motivate people to return to the streets for recreation. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Cardboard canvas: artist displays work at Caracas bus stops

Nov. 6, 2020 11:41 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The billboard spaces of vandalized bus stops in Venezuela’s capital have become an open-air gallery for an artist seeking to give some joy to people who have endured years of tumult and hardship. Painter Susan Applewhite uses recycled cardboard as her canvas and hangs...

This photo provided by the Anti- Defamation League Michigan shows headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Grand Rapids, Mich., spray-painted with

Pro-Trump messages painted on headstones at Jewish cemetery

Nov. 3, 2020 1:45 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Police are investigating vandalism that left several headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Grand Rapids spray-painted with “TRUMP” and “MAGA” before President Donald Trump held his final campaign rally in the western Michigan city. Grand Rapids police...

A demonstrator raises a fist near Philadelphia police in Philadelphia, late Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in West Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia on Monday. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Philadelphia pledges better response after Black man's death

Oct. 29, 2020 1:51 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police pledged to release 911 tapes and police body camera footage “in the near future” in the shooting death of a Black man with a history of mental health problems, a death that prompted protests, widespread vandalism and an overnight curfew days before...

File--File picture taken Oct.21, 2020 a stain is on Sarcophagus of the prophet Ahmose inside the Egyptian Court of the Neue Museum after smeared with a liquid in Berlin, Germany. A large number of art works and artifacts at some of Berlin's best-known museums were smeared with a liquid by an unknown perpetrator or perpetrators earlier this month, police said Wednesday. The 'numerous' works in several museums at the Museum Island complex, a UNESCO world heritage site in the heart of the German capital that is one of the city's main tourist attractions, were targeted between on Oct. 3, police said. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)

Teens behind latest art damage on Berlin's Museum Island

Oct. 24, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Several teenagers sprayed graffiti on a piece of art outside one of Berlin's most famous museums and that the vandalism was unrelated to the damaging of more than 60 other art works on the city's Museum Island that were smeared with an oily liquid early this month, police said Saturday. A...

People rise their hands as they approach a police check point in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020. Lagos streets were empty and shops were shuttered Thursday, as residents of Nigeria's largest city obeyed the government's curfew, stopping the protests against police brutality that had lasted for two weeks. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

Oct. 22, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days, but without making any mention of the shootings of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday night that prompted international outrage. The military opened...

Danish court convicts 2 over Jewish site, other vandalism

Oct. 16, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two Danish suspected neo-Nazis were convicted Friday of desecrating graves in the Jewish section of a churchyard in northwestern Denmark last year, as well as other acts of vandalism and racism. Prosecutors said the men, aged 39 and 28, were members of the Nordic Resistance...