Posts Tagged ‘statue’

Virginia’s governor to remove Lee statue pedestal, transfer land to city

“It was important to us that we do it now and before we leave office,” said Alena Yarmosky, Northam’s spokeswoman. The deeding of the land, which was given to the commonwealth in the 19th century, was a request from the city so that the parcel could come under local control, Yarmosky said. State ownership has […]

Videos: Jefferson Statue Stuffed In A Crate And Removed From NY City Hall

A school in London has changed the name of one of its buildings from ‘Churchill House’ named after Winston Churchill, replacing it with the name of a football player after students complained it wasn’t “diverse” enough. Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School in Richmond replaced Churchill’s name with that of Marcus Rashford, a 24-year-old English […]

Trump praises Robert E. Lee while denouncing statue’s removal in Virginia

Lee was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans as he led the fight to defend the South’s ability to own Black people as property. Lee has been lifted up as a heroic figure in the South, even today, an ideology that historians call the Lost Cause — a campaign designed to […]

Virginia cuts Confederate Gen. Robert Lee statue into pieces

Sharon Jennings, an African American woman born and raised in Richmond, said she had mixed feelings seeing it go. “It’s a good day, and it’s a sad day at the same time,” Jennings, 58, said. “It doesn’t matter what color you are, if you really like history, and you understand what this street has been […]

Indigenous Woman Monument To Replace Columbus Statue

Above Photo: In this Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, a pedestrian takes a photo of graffiti on a temporary metal barrier set up to protect the perimeter of the Christopher Columbus’s statue which was removed by authorities on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico Cito. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced on Sunday, Sept. 5, […]

Virginia is set to remove Richmond’s Lee statue on Wednesday

Patrick McSweeney, an attorney for plaintiffs in one of the lawsuits, said Monday that he plans to notify the high court that he will ask for a rehearing, but such requests are rarely granted. From 2016 through 2020, the court granted rehearings in just two of the 86 requests it received, said L. Steven Emmert, […]

Christopher Columbus Statue In Mexico City To Be Replaced With 1 Honoring Indigenous Women

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Christopher Columbus is getting kicked off Mexico City’s most iconic boulevard. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced that the Columbus statue on the Paseo de la Reforma, often a focal point for Indigenous rights protests, would be replaced by a statue honoring Indigenous women. “To them we owe … the history of our […]

Judge Rules Columbus Statue in Philadelphia Can Remain

PHILADELPHIA—A statue of Christopher Columbus can remain in south Philadelphia, a judge ruled, reversing the city’s decision to remove it after the explorer became a focus of protesters amid nationwide demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd. Last year’s decision to remove the now-boarded-up statue from Marconi Plaza was unsupported by law and based […]

Taliban Destroy Statue Of Foe, Stoking Fear Over Their Rule

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have blown up the statue of a Shiite militia leader who fought against them during Afghanistan’s civil war in the 1990s, according to photos circulating on Wednesday, sowing further doubt about their claims to have become more moderate. The insurgents’ every action in their sudden sweep to power is […]

Sadiq Khan Says New Statue of Activist Who Beheaded White Colonizers in Front of Their Children Reflects London’s “Achievements and Diversity”

A police force in the UK faced criticism after it bragged on Twitter about arresting a 12-year-old boy for sending offensive messages on social media. Following a media-contrived moral panic over racist messages sent to black England footballers after the national team’s Euros defeat to Italy, West Midlands Police jumped at the chance to broadcast […]

VIDEO: Charlottesville Takes Down Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea Statue

The city’s remaining contested statue was torn from its pedestal Saturday once Charlottesville’s City Council voted unanimously to take down the statue of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea. “The statue of Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea departed the intersection where it has stood since 1919 at around 2:45 p.m. aboard a flatbed truck,” the Daily […]

Washington Post Writer Claims Statue of Liberty a Symbol of ‘Hypocrisy’

Try looking for Lady Liberty at an exhibition of Chicano graphic art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for example, where familiar images — flags, maps, military recruiting posters — are repurposed. You will find the statue almost or entirely absent. Maybe that’s because, compared with other icons of national identity, it is ambiguous and […]

Here’s Why Princess Diana’s New Statue Also Features 3 Children

Prince Harry and Prince William reunited on Thursday to unveil a new statue of their late mother, Princess Diana, that they commissioned in 2017.  The date ― July 1 ― was especially poignant, as it marked what would’ve been the Princess of Wales’ 60th birthday.  The private unveiling ceremony was attended by the princes, workers intimately involved […]

Unveiling of Princess Diana statue at Kensington Palace

Princes William and Harry unveiled a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday Thursday in a small, and brief, ceremony at London’s Kensington Palace. The statue is the creation of sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. Diana’s family joined the two brothers for the ceremony at the palace’s Sunken Garden, a […]

Princes William And Harry Reunite To Unveil Statue In Honor Of Diana’s Legacy

Prince Harry and Prince William joined forces on Thursday to remember their mother, Princess Diana, on what would’ve been her 60th birthday.  Together, the brothers unveiled a highly anticipated and long-awaited statue by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley which will rest permanently in Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden, a favored place of the late Princess of Wales.  The […]

William, Harry to unveil Diana statue as royal rift simmers

They were once so close. Princes William and Harry grew up together, supported each other after their mother’s untimely death and worked side by side as they began their royal duties — two brothers seemingly bonded for life by blood, tradition and tragedy. But those links are now painfully strained as William sits in London […]

1,800-year-old Headless Greek Statue Found At Turkey’s Metropolis Site

In the ancient Greek classical city of Metropolis or “The City of the Mother Goddess,” located in the Torbali region of Turkey’s Izmir province, archaeologists have unearthed an 1,800-year-old marble robed statue of a headless woman. In fact, the marble robed figure standing on a pedestal is missing not just her head, but both arms, […]

Man arrested in Florida over ‘Defacing Monument’ with Tire Burnout on LGBT flag, but how about BLM Statue Demolishing?

Home » Injustice, North America, Suppression » Man arrested in Florida over ‘Defacing Monument’ with Tire Burnout on LGBT flag, but how about BLM Statue Demolishing?     A Florida man has been slapped with felony charges for leaving tire tracks across an intersection painted in the rainbow colors of the LGBT pride movement. LGBT […]

Giant face mask added to Buddhist statue in Japan to pray for the end of Covid

A giant face mask has been placed over the nose and mouth of a Buddhist statue in Japan in an act of prayer for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. The pink net mask will remain on the face of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, until the Covid-19 situation is under control in the East […]

Defeat For BLM as Cecil Rhodes Statue Won’t be Removed

The UK branch of Black Lives Matter has suffered a significant defeat after it was revealed that a statue of Cecil Rhodes will remain at Oxford’s Oriel College. Following the transatlantic riots and protests after the death of George Floyd last summer, campaigners had hoped that the “controversial” monument would be permanently removed. Despite the […]

Lady of Akita: Japanese Statue Weeps, Sheds Blood, and Performs Miracles!

Created in the 1960s by a Buddhist woodcarver, the wooden Virgin Mary resided quietly for years in the chapel of a Japanese convent in the northwestern town Akita. Yet today, the statue and her tiny chapel are world renowned for miraculous apparitions and healings. Beginning in 1973, the solid wooden statue was seen weeping, perspiring, […]

Christ the Redeemer statue lights up with a message: ‘Vaccine Saves’

Brazil’s world-famous Jesus statue in Rio de Janeiro has been lit up to project a message of vaccine evangelism, encouraging individuals from miles around to drop to their knees and worship another, more controversial savior. The statue, which depicts Jesus Christ, arms outstretched, on the hillside of Rio, was emblazoned with the slogans “vaccine saves” and “united for […]

Statue of Emperor Constantine Reunited with Giant Bronze Finger After 500 Years

After 500 years, the ancient hand on a colossal bronze statue of Emperor Constantine is reunited with its middle bronze finger. In 2010, Aurélia Azéma, a French Ph.D. student  researching ancient large bronzes speculated that a huge bronze “toe” kept at the Louvre in Paris might be the missing bronze finger from the remains of an […]

The Statue of Unity weeps

Standing at 597 feet And being declared the tallest statue I felt I could feel pride and watch the beautiful things around However, find it to be only a misfortune As I watch miles and miles away from me I can only see the suffering and pain around The pain created by those Who have […]

Rainbow-Colored BLM Statue in Budapest Demolished Within 24 Hours

The revelation that ‘Cash Me Outside girl’ made a million dollars in 6 hours after joining OnlyFans days after her 18th birthday underscores once again the predatory nature of how the entertainment industry grooms teenage girls for de facto prostitution. “The rapper claimed she made six figures in just first six hours on the subscription […]

Iconic “Greek Slave” Statue Depicts Orphaned Girl from Greece’s Psara

“The Greek Slave,” depicting Psara native Garifallia Mohalbi, in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Credit:Karl Thomas Moore/ Wikimedia Commons/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International The iconic statue named the “Greek Slave,” created by the US sculptor Hiram Powers represents the incredible but true story of one of the more horrific chapters in Greek history, […]

Jerusalem cops remove iconic protest statue with demonstrators chained to base

Jerusalem police removed on Sunday morning a statue of an iconic image of an anti-Netanyahu protester, which was erected the night before as part of the 20,000 person demonstration against the premier. The Jerusalem municipality said in a statement that the statue was erected without a permit and posed a safety hazard, including to demonstrators. […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg statue unveiled in Brooklyn, New York

A statue of the late Supreme Court Justice and prominent women’s rights icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg was unveiled Friday in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York City. The unveiling of the statue was done in conjunction with Women’s History Month, a few days before what would have been her 88th birthday. The day has already […]

Trump’s golden statue compared to Golden Calf in online derision

US conservatives praised Donald Trump at an annual gathering on Friday, even unveiling a golden statue of the former president, showing he remains a Republican political force despite violent scenes in Washington last month. Two participants wheeled the larger-than-life statue through the conference center lobby, according to a video on social media. It was unclear […]

Trump’s golden statue erected by conservative supporters

US conservatives praised Donald Trump at an annual gathering on Friday, even unveiling a golden statue of the former president, showing he remains a Republican political force despite violent scenes in Washington last month.Prominent congressional conservatives – including Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley and Representatives Steve Scalise and Matt Gaetz – were […]

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