[9][10] In Belgium, sculptures of King Leopold II were targeted due to his rule during the atrocities in the Congo Free State. Marker commemorated a reunion with confederate veterans in 1929. Most controversially, it listed the, Removal ordered by the mayor; toppled by protesters, Removal voted 6–0 by Ventura City Council (includes wooden replica by local carvers). There have already been multiple arrests made by D.C. Police after vandalism and destruction took place Saturday into Sunday. City will keep monument in storage until fate of statue is determined. Stuart statue removed from Richmond's Monument Avenue", "Richmond mayor to introduce ordinance to remove city's Confederate monuments", "Gen. Robert E. Lee is the only Confederate icon still standing on a Richmond avenue forever changed", "Richmond mayor invokes emergency powers to remove Confederate statues from city", "Virginia city removes 176-year-old slave auction block", "Council majority supports removing Roanoke's memorial to Robert E. Lee, renaming plaza", "Police to investigate after monument of Robert E. Lee found knocked over in Roanoke", "Crew heard cheers as Confederate general's statue toppled in Monroe Park", "Jefferson Davis statue on Monument Avenue pulled down", "Confederate monument in Virginia covered with trash bags", "Confederate statue toppled by protesters crashes down on man in Virginia, video shows", "As Confederate symbols come down in Virginia, a Richmond church is removing its own, and leaving Black Lives Matter graffiti", "Protesters in Richmond tear down another Confederate statue", "Daughters of the Confederacy asks for return of Leesburg Confederate monument", "Loudoun County's Confederate monument removed overnight", "Richmond removes Confederate Soldiers and Sailors statue", Richmond’s Confederate memorials continue to come down. Mayor has asked for its removal following request of sculptor's family. One of George Washington was toppled and splattered with paint, and on another statue, the words “no thanks,” “no more genocide,” “decolonize,” and "land back" were spray-painted on it. This monument was spraypainted by protesters over the weekend of May 30, presumably violating the 2015 state law that prevents such monuments from being removed, destroyed, or altered. SCV has 6 months to submit a proposal for the monument's new location. Monument currently in front of the courthouse. City campaign to remove it already underway. Removed at direction of county commissioner, placed in storage. City commissioners voted 3–2 on June 22, 2020 to move the obelisk. Once destroyed, you can't bring them back. His bust in the museum's, Wooden sculpture of a caricatured "black's head". ", Indigenous symbols rise as colonial monuments fall in New Mexico, Confederate monuments coming down amid protests, Objection to the misrepresentation of Junípero Serra, who advocated for indigenous people, Christopher Columbus (Columbus State Community College), Donald Trump photo op at St. John's Church, When the looting starts, the shooting starts, 2020 deployment of federal forces in the United States, Actions against memorials in the United Kingdom, George Floyd Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act, 2020–2021 Minneapolis–Saint Paul racial unrest, Monument and memorial controversies in the United States, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_monuments_and_memorials_removed_during_the_George_Floyd_protests&oldid=1001930309, Lists of monuments and memorials by subject, Removed Confederate States of America monuments and memorials, Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from June 2020, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Pages using multiple image with auto scaled images, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Toppled by protesters who unsuccessfully attempted to remove the nearby, The mayor said that the $25,000 fine for violating the. Removed from the front of the Gadsden County Courthouse. Africa's done it for years. City Council approved removal; located at a former. King Leopold II of Belgium personally ruled the Congo Free State from 1885 to 1908, treating it as his personal property. Some observers, including Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, have compared the vandalism and destruction of monuments and memorials to the period of iconoclasm in the former Soviet Union, or the Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China. The relief will be replaced with a statement honoring Italian immigrants to Norwich. It was personally removed by Wicomico County officials. [159], Monuments dedicated to individuals accused of involvement in the genocide of indigenous peoples in the Americas have been removed.[191][192]. It marked the remains of seventeen unidentified Confederate soldiers killed during the. The mayor announced it would be removed. We apologise for the years spent celebrating the legacy of a man without understanding the origin of his wealth, gained through slavery and human exploitation", "Statue of slave owner Thomas Picton to be removed from Cardiff City Hall", "Statue of Welsh slave trader Sir Thomas Picton boarded up in Cardiff", "Debate flares as British Museum moves bust of slave-owning founder Hans Sloane", "British Museum removes founder's statue over slavery links", "British Museum moves bust of founder who had links to slavery", "John Gordon plaque to be removed from Dorchester church", "John Gordon plaque covered up at St Peter's Church", "How 'racist' bust 'hidden by Tory councillor' divided Derbyshire town", "Black man's head pub sign to go in racism row in Ashbourne", 'Degrading' Dunham Massey Hall Statue Removed, "Dunham Massey removes sundial statue as National Trust admits it causes 'upset and distress, "The Rhodes Building (North Range), Oriel College (1046662)", "Racist pet gravestone removed from Coombe Abbey Park", "Racist name removed from grave of Dambusters' dog", "Headstone of Dambusters hero Guy Gibson's dog replaced", "Gevandaliseerd beeld van Leopold II weggehaald uit dorpskern van Ekeren", "Standbeeld Leopold II verwijderd in Ekeren", "University of Mons takes down Leopold II statue", "L'UMons retire un buste de Léopold II suite à une pétition", "Values made visible: KU Leuven places bust of Leopold II in storage", "Leopold II statues defaced and removed across Belgium | Flanders Today", "Gent haalt beeld Leopold II weg: "Een dergelijk figuur kunnen we niet langer eren, "George Floyd protests: Hamilton City Council to remove controversial statue", "Controversial statue of Captain John Hamilton has been removed", "Catalogue showcases city's public art collection", "University of Free State removes statue of Boer Republic president MT Steyn", "As statues fall globally, the University of the Free State chose a different path", "Statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes decapitated in South Africa", "Head of Cecil Rhodes gouged off Cape Town monument", "Cecil Rhodes statue in Cape Town has head removed", "The day Cecil John Rhodes lost his head", "Case of controversial statue comes to an end", "Sir Mark Cubbon statue moved into park premises", "As imperial figures across the world are brought to a reckoning, a look at statues and their relevance in colonial India", "Lord Nelson statue in Barbados to be get a new home with public input", "Denny unmoved in the face of delay of Lord Nelson statue removal", "Controversy over death of George Floyd felt in Cambodia", "Amid Protests, Genocide Survivors Don't Want Their Story Forgotten", "Sir John A. Macdonald Statue in Baden to be relocated", "Sir John A. Macdonald statue in Baden moved into storage", "Montreal city officials remove toppled statue of Sir John A. Macdonald", "Dublin hotel removes statues of chained girls", "Shelbourne Hotel statues do not depict slave girls, says leading art historian", "Shelbourne Hotel statues to be restored to their plinths", "Shelbourne statues reinstated to front of hotel", "Colombia: Indigenous protesters topple conquistador's statue", "Future of Captain Cook statue discussed by Sister City Commission", "FSU panel votes to remove campus honors for B.K. Removed from Faculty of Economics and Management at, Removed by crane following a short ceremony, City Council announced removal after request by Maori tribal confederation, The statue, which "dominated" the main campus of the. Watie headed the Confederate-allied Cherokee. "Virginia governor to announce removal of iconic Richmond statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee", "Richmond judge blocks the state's removal of Robert E Lee statue", "UPDATE: J.E.B. A local branch of the Daughters of the Confederacy initially proposed placing the marker, but they ceased support after being told not to work with Jews by a New York banker. During the civil unrest[1] that followed the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, a number of monuments and memorials associated with racial injustice were vandalized, destroyed or removed, or commitments to remove them were announced. Disassembled, base still remains currently, June 17 (three weeks before announcement), The Port Allen City Council has requested that, Tennessee Capital Commission voted to relocate bust, Bust currently located at state capital. The, County judge and United Daughters of the Confederacy, The statue was removed from the Jefferson County Courthouse as part of a cooperative agreement between Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. A Confederate monument at the State Capitol in Raleigh was vandalized, too. "Dakota 38" was spray-painted on the pedestal, a reference to Lincoln's approving, The statue was toppled, lit on fire, and dumped in a nearby lake by protesters who stated that they were acting in solidarity with, Decapitated by protesters, removed by city, The statue was removed following vandalism and a review, The statue will be removed pending a review, City put statue in storage ahead of a protest, Fate of statue will be decided by public forum, Statue was already slated to be stored due to maintenance work at the park, Removal ordered by West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi. ", "Hurricane Laura damaged a Lake Charles Confederate monument two weeks after officials voted to keep it in place", "Alabama city removes Confederate monument following vote", "Confederate monument removed from plot in city-owned", "Removal Of Confederate Monument At Mount Hope Cemetery In San Diego Could Be Tricky", "Lexington Confederate monument removed overnight into Friday", "Lawmakers pass bill allowing Confederate monument removals", "Alexandria's Confederate Statue Has Been Removed", "Norfolk removes Confederate soldier statue from downtown monument", "Norfolk's Confederate monument could be removed as soon as August". Norfolk’s Confederate Monument is all but gone from downtown. The monument consisted of a standing commemorative plaque connected to two stone benches; the benches were not removed. WATCH NOW: Crews wrap up a whirlwind week of removing Confederate monuments in Richmond. Scaffolding built, monument shrouded on July 9. In some cases the removal was legal and official; in others, most notably in Alabama and North Carolina,[2] laws prohibiting the removal of monuments were deliberately broken. County Commissioners voted unanimously to relocate the statue. Dates are in 2020 unless otherwise specified. Washington, D.C.: In July the House voted to remove 11 Confederate statues and statues of three others – Charles Aycock, John C. Calhoun, and James Paul Clarke – from the, This page was last edited on 22 January 2021, at 01:17. Formerly located in front of the county courthouse. Parish Council voted unanimously for removal. The fountain was dedicated in 1913 by the Daughters of the Confederacy rather than the Cherokee Nation. But where? Removal approved by Maryland State House Trust, The plaque was installed during the Civil Rights Movement. Also known as the "Daughters of the Confederacy Monument". Historical monuments and statues have been graffitied or toppled in four cities since Wednesday — seemingly in protest of America's past. Monuments in several states were vandalized in support of the protests, and a Confederate monument in Birmingham, Ala., was destroyed. The monument was dedicated in 1921 by the Daughters of the Confederacy rather than the Cherokee Nation. Statue removed by city after fires set by protesters seriously damaged its base. After a, Owner's wish for removal stated to independent commission, In July 2019 a visitor to the park reported the name ". 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The City Council of Rocky Mount voted to remove the monument. Here’s the real story. Bryan owned the Richmond Times-Dispatch and served in. Base left for any future use of the site. Monuments Can Be Destroyed, but Not Forgotten Our most controversial stone statues carry layers of communal history that aren’t easily cast aside. It does not include the many works that have been the subject of petitions, protests, defacement, or attempted removals, such as the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C.,[15] and many statues of Leopold II in Belgium. Putnam County Commissioners voted 4–1 for the move to a new location not yet chosen. The governor of Battambang announced the Lok Ta Dambong Kra Nhoung statue would be demolished and replaced with bronze or gold statue because the current statue is black-colored and represents African peoples. McShea, Keith & Sommer, Mark (10 July 2020). Myers, Leah & Ferreira, Shaynah (June 24, 2020). One of the four Confederate monuments on city land. County announced that they would vote later on where to relocate monument. Needs approval of Philadelphia Art Commission, meeting July 22. Removed after it had been vandalized and set on fire. Initially, activists targeted monuments to the Confederate States of America, its leaders and its military. 171,658 Will be relocated within six months. Some of the monuments in question had been the subject of lengthy, years-long efforts to remove them, sometimes involving legislation and/or court proceedings. This change became possible when voters, after electing the Democrat Ralph Northam as Governor in 2017, gave the Democrats control of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly from January 2020, for the first time in a generation. In France, where slavers gave their names to streets but have very few physical monuments, the only work concerned is a mural that is instead a tribute to George Floyd and Adama Traoré, whose deaths caused respectively the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and Justice pour Adama, a movement in France against racism and police violence begun in 2016 and reactivated in 2020 by the movement in the United States. Removed after being decapitated by protesters. The LANDBACK campaign is an Indigenous movement against white supremacy and for Indigenous food sovereignty, housing, and clean air and water. The University stated that they "will be placed at a more appropriate historical setting.". In recent weeks, in the midst of protests across America, many monuments have been vandalized or destroyed. The City of Pensacola is calling for its removal. The Carson statue was the third statue removed in Denver within two days; it was removed so as to prevent it from being toppled by protesters. This is the one by. It listed battles against Native Americans in addition to battles against the Confederacy. Marker has previously been vandalized in recent years and had glass enclosure placed around it to protect it. ", Various plaques commemorating members of the Confederacy placed across University, Removed at the request of the building's owner, Plaque unveiled at Captain's Walk in 2010; it marked the site of the house of Thomas Phillips (, The Market House Building, a tourist attraction and museum on the site of a former, The structure is a former slave market; it was built in 1795 and is located in the downtown area of Louisville. Pulled from its base and tumbled to the ground. Roberts, Francis Eppes", "E. Feliciana officials vote to take no action to remove confederate statue outside courthouse", "Louisiana city council votes to remove Confederate monument", "Kentucky city passes resolution to remove Lee statue", "City council in Murray, Kentucky, passes resolution to remove Robert E. Lee statue", "Councilmember to introduce motion to remove 'pro-slavery' Harrison statue from Piatt Park", "Parker County commissioners take no action on Confederate statue amid ownership debate", "Confederate monument in Virginia Beach covered, fenced off", "House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol", "Congress Heads Toward Clash With Trump Over Removal Of Confederate Symbols", "Mobile Archdiocese removes Confederate flag from McGill-Toolen mural after petition", "University of Kentucky to remove controversial Memorial Hall mural from campus", "University of Kentucky to remove controversial Memorial Hall mural, president says", "UK to cover Memorial Hall mural after student sit-in", "Students' Calls to Remove a Mural Were Answered. It was the site of a pro-segregation riot in 1962 and a pro-Confederate protest in 2019. Removed by Court. And, in Minneapolis, two statues were graffitied on Thursday, CBSN Minnesota reported. A slave auction block was removed from the downtown and will be displayed in the, Toppled and damaged by protester, city removed monument afterwards, City Council had voted earlier to start the legal process to remove the monument and rename Lee Plaza. It was paid for by a local synagogue in the late 1940s. City Council voted to remove statue in front of City Hall. Rodney was a slave owner. What you learned about the 'first Thanksgiving' isn't true. The statue was placed in offsite storage pending final disposition or relocation. This story has been shared 575,680 times. The adjacent memorial wall was unaffected. Base has been mostly dismantled. ", "What Lithuania can teach us about grappling with Confederate statues", "As monuments fall, how does the world reckon with a racist past? The statue may be placed back on display at "an appropriate site" such as a museum. Some local governments have responded by taking their monuments down. Overnight removed the monument from a Confederate monument in. The City is moving it, but how to pay for the substantial cost is unresolved. It has been destroyed and re-erected once, and been the subject of both state and federal litigation. Despite objections from Davidson County Commissioners, the Confederate monument which stood at the city square in Lexington since 1902 was removed after the Davidson County Superior Court allowed for the city and the Daughters of the Confederacy to have it removed from this location. Damaged by protesters after the city council passed a resolution asking the county to remove it, Plan to relocate monument to Grayson County Frontier Village historical site in. Four statues decapitated and one pulled down by protesters. Citing protest-related vandalism damage and possible protester injuries during further vandalism attempts, officials decided to store the statue indefinitely. Removal announced by the City of Columbus. The Bank is conducting a review of its collection of portraits of former governors and directors, in order to ensure that none depicting figures involved in the slave trade remain on display. The majority are in the United States and mostly commemorate the Confederate States of America (CSA), but some monuments were also removed in other countries, for example the statues of slave traders in the United Kingdom. The Royal African Company, which engaged in African slave trading between 1662 and 1731,[356] enslaved and shipped more Africans to the Americas than any other institution in the history of the Atlantic slave trade.[357]. It will be moved to a Confederate cemetery on campus. Davis was a Confederate senator and Attorney General. Protesters pull down confederate monument … Most are in the former CSA states. [11][12] U.S. president Donald Trump denounced the actions against statues as part of a "left-wing cultural revolution" to "wipe out our history", and proposed the creation of a National Garden of American Heroes.[13][14]. On September 27, construction workers successfully removed the stone obelisk monument late in the evening. County Commissioners voted unanimously to relocate the statue. Placed in storage to prevent protester injuries during potential vandalism attempts, pending resolution of preexisting legal dispute over disposition. The mayor and city commissioners announced plans to remove the monument. Royal Navy officer John Fane Charles Hamilton, after whom the city of Hamilton is named, played a prominent part in the Tauranga campaign of the New Zealand Wars. Several statues of American slaveowners were also vandalized or removed, including Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and Francis Scott Key. 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