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  • Buckingham Fountain closed after vandals dye water red, pro-Palestinian graffiti found

    06/23/2024 10:03:01 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 22, 2024 | Kayleigh Padar and Dorothy Hernandez
    Colin Hinkle, a professional drone pilot, noticed the red dye mixing with the green water of the fountain early Saturday morning and saw spray paint on the ground that read, “Gaza is bleeding” and “Stop the genocide.” 'That’s when I realized it was a protest,’ Hinkle said. Buckingham Fountain is “closed until further notice” after the Grant Park tourist attraction’s pool water was dyed red overnight and messages protesting the war in Gaza were written on the ground surrounding the fountain.
  • 3 charged in attacking Florida pro-life pregnancy center plead guilty: DOJ

    06/17/2024 9:57:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | June 16, 2024 | Greg Wehner
    Three Florida residents pleaded guilty on Friday to charges connected to attacks on pregnancy resource centers, including in Winter Park, between May and July 2022. The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Caleb Freestone, Amber Smith-Stewart and Annarella Rivera chose to target pro-life reproductive health facilities that provided patients with resources and counseling on abortion alternatives. Authorities said the defendants vandalized the buildings with threatening messages. Freestone, Smith-Stewart and Rivera pleaded guilty to conspiring to injure, oppress, threaten or intimidate employees of the targeted pregnancy resource centers. By pleading guilty, the defendants admitted to participating in attacks during nighttime hours, while...
  • Vandal uses hammer to smash Brooklyn church statues of Mother Teresa, pope

    06/13/2024 4:23:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 11, 2024 | Colin Mixson
    An unhinged man armed with a hammer targeted a Brooklyn church’s beloved statues of Mother Teresa and a Catholic pope, smashing their faces in, police said Tuesday. Randy Maldonado-Avila is accused of bashing a statue of Pope John XXIII, who led the Catholic church from 1958 till his death in 1963, with a hammer, as well as lopping of one of its hands. He also allegedly smashed a statue of St. Teresa of Calcutta, denting her face. Maldonado-Avila, 30, also used the hammer to smash the glass front doors of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church on Bay Ridge Parkway near 20th...
  • 61-year-old woman arrested for throwing Molotov cocktails at 2 Gwinnett homes

    06/08/2024 5:39:40 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    WSBT ^ | 6/8/2024 | Staff
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Gwinnett County police have arrested a woman they say targeted at least two homes with Molotov cocktails. Investigators say Hong T. Huynh, 61, is responsible for two house fires that were started on purpose over the weekend. Huynh was arrested on Friday and is being held without bond in the Gwinnett County Jail. Fire crews were dispatched to a home on Buckingham Court at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. At 6:04 a.m., firefighters were called to a home on Turners Ridge Drive more than three miles away for another house fire. Channel 2′s Gwinnett County Bureau...
  • Hamas Supporters Just Held Up A Bloodied Joe Biden Mask Outside The White House

    06/08/2024 6:09:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    X ^ | 8 Jun 2024 | Bo Loudon
    🚨HAMAS SUPPORTERS JUST HELD UP A BLOODIED JOE BIDEN MASK OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE! This is a REAL INSURRECTION! They also defaced many monuments with red paint, Palestinian flags, graffiti, and more. Where are the POLICE?
  • Monet Painting at the Musée d’Orsay Vandalized by Climate Activist

    06/03/2024 2:36:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    ARTnews ^ | June 1, 2024 | Francesca Aton
    A climate activist affixed an adhesive poster to a Monet painting at the Musée d’Orsay Saturday. The woman, who said she intended to raise awareness for climate change, was arrested. The stunt was carried out by a member of Riposte Alimentaire (Food Response), a group of environmental activists and defenders of sustainable food production in response to the climate crisis. The group has been targeting museums across Europe for years, including most recently a protest at the Louvre last month. A video on X showed the activist sticking an adhesive barren red landscape on top of Claude Monet’s 1873 painting...
  • 34 in police custody after pro-Palestinian protest at Brooklyn Museum, damage to artwork reported

    06/01/2024 11:27:09 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2024
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police said Saturday that they had 34 people in custody following a pro-Palestinian protest at the Brooklyn Museum, which reported damage to some artwork and harassment to security staff by demonstrators. Hundreds of protesters marched to the museum on Friday afternoon, set up tents in the lobby and unfurled a “Free Palestine” banner from the building’s roof before police moved in to make arrests. New York City police officers tackled and punched some protesters during scuffles that broke out in the crowd outside the museum while some demonstrators hurled plastic bottles at officers...
  • Anti-Israel activists behind Columbia University protests trained in Cuba for years

    05/11/2024 7:23:51 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    ADN America ^ | May 7, 2024 | Gelet Martínez Fragela
    Some of the anti-Israel protests taking place at U.S. college campuses, including the recent demonstrations at Columbia University, have been supported by organizations that traveled to communist Cuba to receive resistance training, an ADN investigation has uncovered. ADN’s investigation coincides with a recent Sunday report published by the New York Post that revealed a radical NYC based organization known as The People’s Forum familiarized anti-Israel activists with Black Lives Matter protest techniques just hours before they stormed Hamilton Hall at Columbia University, and that the group was incited by Manolo De Los Santos–a radical activist organizer with deep ties to...
  • Just Stop Oil supporters, including 82-year-old priest, smash glass surrounding Britain’s historic Magna Carta

    05/10/2024 9:41:28 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 44 replies
    CNN, MSN ^ | 5/10/24 | Catherine Nicholls
    Two supporters of the climate activism group Just Stop Oil have smashed the glass protecting the Magna Carta, an iconic British manuscript from the 13th century, on Friday. According to Just Stop Oil, Reverend Dr. Sue Parfitt, 82, an active Anglican priest and author, and Judy Bruce, 85, a retired biology teacher, entered the British Library in London on Friday morning and “smashed the glass enclosure that surrounds the Magna Carta.” After this, the pair glued themselves to the document’s enclosure and held up a sign that said “The government is breaking the law,” Just Stop Oil said.
  • Police release names of 30 [masked] people arrested during PSU [Portland State University] protest

    05/03/2024 5:03:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    KPTV ^ | May 3, 2024 | Adrian Thomas and FOX 12 Staff
    ORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau has released the names of 30 people arrested Thursday as officers worked to clear out protesters who were occupying a library on the Portland State University’s campus. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators began occupying the Millar Library on the PSU campus Monday evening. Police moved in Thursday morning in an effort to clear protesters from the library and the park area out front. By 10:15 a.m. Thursday, police cleared out the library but protesters remained outside throughout much of the day. FOX 12 witnessed police leave the area outside the PSU library just after 5...
  • Walk-through of Portland State University’s library after three-night occupation reveals damage: ‘It’s ugly’

    05/03/2024 12:47:03 PM PDT · by jimtorr · 36 replies
    Paint splattered on floors. Spray-painted messages and screeds covering walls. Furniture moved and overturned. Security cameras disabled. Fire extinguishers missing and entrances blocked by stacks of chairs. “We’ve got our work cut out for us,” a facilities manager at Portland State University said Thursday as he examined the destruction left behind after a three-day occupation by pro-Palestinian protesters in Millar Library.
  • Abortion Advocates Vandalize Church With Graphic Pro-Abortion Messages

    04/29/2024 9:16:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | April 29, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    In what appears to be the 250th attack on a Catholic Church since the Dobbs decision was leaked in early 2022, abortion activists vandalized a church in Oregon with graphic messages. People heading to church services Sunday morning at St. Patrick’s Church in northwest Portland, Oregon arrived to find disturbing pro-abortion messages on the church door and sidewalk. The front door bears a stain from where staff had to have a previous pro-abortion message removed. As Andy Ngo reported on Twitter about the latest attack, “Multiple Christian houses of worship have been attacked in Portland since 2020 by far-left extremists...
  • BODYCAM of TRIGGERED New Yorker. He keys Trump supporter's car in Florida and then this happened..

    04/26/2024 8:57:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 151 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 23, 2024 | The CrimePiece
    KARMA IS A BITCH!........But a lovely one........................
  • Muskogee church 'devastated' after vandals break century-old statue

    04/24/2024 7:12:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    2 News Oklahoma ^ | April 23, 2024 | Samson Tamijani
    MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Muskogee's catholic community is in shock after its only church in the city was left picking up the pieces of a cherished relic all but destroyed by vandals. Leaders of St. Joseph Catholic Church said a five-foot-tall plaster statue of the Virgin Mary and one of the Holy Family were adored by generations of members. "The one of Holy Mother, the one that was pretty well pulverized in the parking lot, that has a history that dates all the way back to 1893," church manager Lucille Ferguson told 2 News. Father Robert Matthew Dye said he knows...
  • Vandals are targeting Lake Merritt's historic lampposts

    04/20/2024 7:02:14 PM PDT · by thecodont · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | April 19, 2024 | By Kent German
    Lake Merritt is one of Oakland’s loveliest spots, especially during the evening golden hour when the “Necklace of Lights”comes to life around the lake. But over the last few weeks, the 126 ornate lampposts that anchor the lake’s signature circle of lights have been the target of vandalism. The city believes thieves are toppling and stealing the almost century-old lampposts and ripping out the wires from the boxes at the bases. It’s a local chapter of a story happening around the country as valuable metals inside the lampposts are harvested for later resale. Jean Walsh, a spokeswoman for the Oakland...
  • Remembrance Mural Vandalised with Spray Paint for Second Time

    04/10/2024 1:18:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/10 | Shivani Chaudhari
    A remembrance mural has become the target of "mindless vandalism" for a second time. Spray paint was used between Monday and Tuesday last week to deface the artwork situated on Witham's river walk. The initial incident was reported to Essex Police, but silver spray paint was then used at the weekend to create further damage. A spokesperson from Witham Town Council said it was "just mindless vandalism". Police have been contacted for comment.
  • 'Submit to Allah': French villagers horrified by vandalism of 58 graves, church with Islamist slogans

    03/20/2024 9:31:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/20/2024 | Christian Daily International
    Villagers at a cemetery in Dordogne Department in southwest France were horrified that vandals painted Islamist slogans in French and Arabic on 58 graves, a church door, a World War I memorial and tomb art depicting the crucifixion. The defacement happened overnight in Clermont d’Excideuil between March 10 and March 11. A local church building near the cemetery had “Ramadan Mubarak” (“Blessed Ramadan”) daubed on its doors. Slogans within the cemetery included, “Submit yourselves to Allah,” “Happy Ramadan non-Muslims” and “Koufars,” meaning “unbelievers.” One of the grave slogans read, “France is already Allah’s,” according to British newspaper the Daily Mail....
  • Activists now facing felony charges in red powder attack on US Constitution

    03/01/2024 12:57:40 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/01/2024 | LAUREN IRWIN
    Two activists accused of throwing a red powder on the U.S. Constitution display case at the National Archives last month are now facing felony charges, the Justice Department (DOJ) announced Friday. Donald Zepeda, 35, of Maryland, and Jackson Green, 27, of Utah, were charged with felony destruction of government property for dumping the fine red powder all over the display case in an indictment that was unsealed in District Count on Thursday, per the DOJ. Conservationists worked to clean up the building’s rotunda after the protestors dumped the powder as part of a stunt intended to draw attention to climate...
  • Report: Attacks on Churches Increased 800% in 6 Years

    02/23/2024 12:16:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 22, 2024 | Katherine Hamilton
    Attacks on churches have increased nearly 800 percent in less than six years, indicating that “hostility against U.S. churches is not only on the rise but also accelerating,” a Family Research Council (FRC) report found. Between 2018 and 2023, FRC identified 915 acts of hostility against churches in the United States by analyzing open-source documents, reports, and media outlets. In just the last year alone (between January and November of 2023), 436 acts of hostility against churches occurred, according to the report. “This was more than double the number of incidents in all 12 months of 2022, which was 195....
  • Why Climate Protesters Should Keep Targeting Museums

    02/16/2024 3:22:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    ARTnews ^ | Michael Wang
    ON FEBRUARY 28, 1974, Tony Shafrazi walked into the Museum of Modern Art in New York and spray-painted kill lies all in red across the achromatic surface of Picasso’s Guernica (1937), in protest of United States atrocities in Vietnam. The next day, his action appeared on the front page of the New York Times, as he had intended: Shafrazi had notified news agencies in advance. On October 14, 2022, nearly 50 years later, Phoebe Plummer and Anna Holland walked into the National Gallery in London, opened a can of tomato soup, and splattered it across glass protecting Van Gogh’s Sunflowers...