Vandalism

Tombstones vandalised at the jewish cemetery in Randers, Denmark, Sunday Nov. 10, 2019. More than 80 tombstones were vandalized at the jewish cemetery on Saturday with some 80 tombstones toppled or daubed with paint. (Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
November 13, 2019 - 7:17 am
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...
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Protesters use umbrellas to protect themselves as they face police teargas in Hong Kong, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Protesters smashed windows in a subway station and a shopping mall Sunday and police made arrests in areas across Hong Kong amid anger over a demonstrator's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers.Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 10, 2019 - 7:04 am
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...
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Police advance on anti-government protesters, past a religious statue that protesters removed from a church and then damaged, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Chile's president on Thursday announced measures to increase security and toughen sanctions for vandalism following three weeks of protests that have left at least 20 dead. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
November 08, 2019 - 5:01 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hooded protesters in Chile looted a Roman Catholic church near the main gathering site of massive demonstrations in the capital over inequality. An Associated Press photographer on Friday witnessed vandals dragging church pews, statues of Jesus Christ and other religious...
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District councilor Andrew Chiu receives medical treatment in Hong Kong, on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Riot police stormed several malls in Hong Kong on Sunday in a move to thwart more pro-democracy protests, though violence did break out when a knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a local pro-democracy politician. (Elson Li/HK01 via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 1:29 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months. The bloody attack erupted...
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Firefighters stand outside the offices of China's Xinhua News Agency after its windows were shattered during protests in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Hong Kong riot police fired multiple rounds of tear gas and used a water cannon Saturday to break up a rally by thousands of masked protesters demanding meaningful autonomy after Beijing indicated it could tighten its grip on the Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 02, 2019 - 5:58 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Protesters have vandalized the Hong Kong office of China's official Xinhua News Agency for the first time during the months-long anti-government demonstrations, smashing windows and doors. Local media showed scenes of...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black Chicago boy, whose body was found in the Tallahatchie River near the Delta community of Money, Miss., Aug. 31, 1955. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that a new historical marker was dedicated Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, with members of Till's family in attendance. This is the fourth historical marker at the site. The first was thrown in the river. The second and third signs were shot at and became riddled with bullet holes. (AP Photo, File)
October 19, 2019 - 8:53 pm
GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A new bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till was dedicated Saturday in Mississippi after previous historical markers were repeatedly vandalized. The brutal slaying of the 14-year-old black teenager helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The 14-year-old...
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Red paint covers a statue of Christopher Columbus on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Providence, R.I., after it was vandalized on the day named to honor him as one of the first Europeans to reach the New World. The statue has been the target of vandals on Columbus Day in the past. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)
October 16, 2019 - 10:19 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A city councilor in Rhode Island says she thinks the recent vandalism to a Christopher Columbus statue is a good thing. Democrat Katherine Kerwin told WPRO radio on Wednesday that she thinks the statue should be removed and that healthy civil disobedience is good for society...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to a journalist's question during a press conference at the government building in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to "kill or to harm" riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, in a further escalation of destructive street battles gripping the business hub. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 15, 2019 - 4:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that "it's totally irresponsible and unfounded" to suggest the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is becoming a police state as her government grapples with protests now in their fifth month. In a spirited defense of Hong Kong's 30,000-strong police...
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This photo released Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, by the Salem, N.H. Police Department shows a wooden cross with images attached that was suspended between two trees as part in a group of rock configurations called America's Stonehenge in Salem, N.H. The vandalism was reported to the police Sunday by the property's owners. (Salem Police Department via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 4:59 pm
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say it appears someone used a power tool to vandalize a stone at group of rock configurations called America’s Stonehenge. The vandalism was reported to the Salem police Sunday by the property’s owners. The stone was knocked over. Police also said an 18-...
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Protesters vandalize a Chinese national flag during a protest at a mall in Hong Kong on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, now in their fourth month, have often descended into violence late in the day and at night. A hardcore group of the protesters says the extreme actions are needed to get the government's attention. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 22, 2019 - 5:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized a subway station and set a fire across a wide street on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again. The day's action began peacefully, as protesters filled a shopping mall and, in a new twist,...
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