One hundred eight-year-old memorial dedicated to 1616 Confederate prisoners of war who died in a Union prison camp. Following the Indian Wars, a plaque was added remembering those who fought in “battles with the savage Indians.” The word “savage” was struck off 50 years ago. At least 183 monuments, memorials, statues, and major historical markers have been defaced or pulled down since protests began in May. In the 18th century, a Jewish cemetery called ‘the Mountain of Jerusalem’ was opened near the Catholic and Lutheran cemeteries. Washington’s face was wrapped in an American flag by a crowd of protesters at night, which was then lit on fire. The vast majority of the vandals were never charged, with 177 out of 183 instances having no arrests. Captain William Clark Monument, Portland, OR. Removed by the California State Legislature “given the deadly impact his arrival in this hemisphere has on indigenous populations.” The artwork’s future is unknown. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Atlantic City, NJ. Pulled down by the Cherokee Nation, done to promote “healing” in the ongoing racial strife. One hundred fifty-two year-old memorial to killed Confederate soldiers in a town cemetery. Pulled down by the city “for its own protection.”, Equestrian Statue of Juan de Onate, Alcade, NM. A makeshift memorial set up at the scene where two brothers were killed in a horrific crash has been destroyed by fire, much to the sadness of their father.  A number of Albanian cultural sites in Kosovo[a] were destroyed during the Kosovo conflict (1998–1999) which constituted a war crime violating the Hague and Geneva Conventions. One hundred thirty-seven year-old monument and statue covered in BLM graffiti in large protests, then promised to be removed by the city. Thistle put up the memorial — which had been built up with flowers, wreaths, statues of angels and a cross — just a few metres from where Bryant was shot. Future unknown. Order delayed by area judge after concerns raised by citizens that removal will permanently damage the historic monument. Small memorial to the Confederate general in plaza named after him. San Junipero Serra Statue, Sacramento, CA. Fire crews arrived at Warne Street in Wellington, in central western NSW, about 1pm on Friday after reports the memorial to Sheldon, 6, and Shane Shorey, 7, was alight. Depicts Native Americans bowing to Columbus. After being vandalized by protesters, the statue was torn down at night by the city government. Examples include the, Many historic buildings in Italy were destroyed or damaged during, Several historic buildings, books, paintings, and sculptures were destroyed during the, Several churches and other heritage sites were damaged or destroyed during earthquakes such as the, In November 1995, a fire broke out in the, Candi Number 11 also known as Candi Sungai Batu Estate, a 1,200 year old ruin of a tomb-temple located in the.  Serbian cultural sites in Kosovo were systematically destroyed in the aftermath of the Kosovo War and 2004 ethnic violence. One hundred five-year-old monument to women during the Civil War promised to be torn down by the mayor. 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Was restored by locals with materials donated by local businesses. Vandalized with red spray paint, then toppled by vandals. In Birmingham, Ala., a 97-year-old memorial honoring those who lost their lives in World War I was defaced and damaged amid a protest in the public park where it … Kashi the city illustrious, or Benares. One hundred ten-year-old bust pulled down by the city after protesters called for its removal. Torn down by the city leaders in response to the protests. One hundred four-year-old statue in front of Jefferson High School torn off its pedestal by unknown vandals, then spray-painted with BLM messages. Major advocate of manumission and return of enslaved workers to Liberia. Removed by the city government with the cooperation of the society, to be replaced by a different Italian American monument. A Whitehorse paramedic and teacher of a mental health and wellness course for first responders says roadside memorials should be removed after a time. 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