July 4, 2022

Vandals have defaced at least a dozen statues and memorials in D.C. during protests

Vandals taking advantage of the massive George Floyd protests in Washington for the last two weeks have wreaked havoc on several historic landmarks in Washington D.C.

According to the National Park Service, twelve statues and memorials have been tragically defaced in the National Mall as angry demonstrators turned their fury towards sites celebrating American history, including the Lincoln Memorial. 

According to the Washington Times, targets included “the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and the U.S. Navy Memorial, as well as eight statues, including the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of India’s nonviolent independence movement.”

NPS spokesman Mike Litterst said that the damage was mostly limited to graffiti and that repairs are already underway.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said last week that the DOI is working hard to restore “our national icons to their rightful state — places that recognize the wars fought, battles won, heroes that have come before us and injustices that have been overcome throughout history.”

“Our First Amendment is the bedrock of our democracy,” Bernhardt continued. “It is disturbing that anyone would deface and damage our wonderful national memorials and parks. This is not a representation of who we are as a country or as a people, and it is not to be tolerated or condoned.”

Protests have pivoted from calling for justice for George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in late May, to generalized calls to address systemic racism. To some, vandalizing statues memorializing Civil War military figures such as David Farragut, James McPherson, and George Thomas — all of whom fought for the Union forces — is apparently the way to achieve that goal.

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lionel s ducote (@guest_1007161)
2 years ago

Give a Command to leave, all who stay will be ? as all exits will be Blocked, You had your chance to leave now it’s time to resume our civil society. Ten years for al who stay.

Michael golden (@guest_1007201)
Reply to  lionel s ducote
2 years ago

I sure hope they get caught and are make to pay for damage and made to help clean up the mess

iris (@guest_1007235)
Reply to  Michael golden
2 years ago

ARREST GEO. SOROS for funding them

Barry (@guest_1007249)
Reply to  iris
2 years ago

A men, iris!!! Cut off the head of the snake if you don’t want it to bite you!!

ROSE (@guest_1007265)
Reply to  Barry
2 years ago

SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG TIME AGO.I REALLY HOPE THAT THE ONES THAT DESTORIED OUR COUNTRY,ARE DEALT WITH.

Mary A Berray (@guest_1007302)
Reply to  iris
2 years ago

Absolutely!
He wants to rule the world! He learned a lot of what not to do from Hitler. Sneaky bastard!

DONNA ATCHLEY (@guest_1007527)
Reply to  iris
2 years ago

Send him to Israel or Russia……they BOTH want him realllllly bad!!

alicia Cervera (@guest_1007398)
Reply to  lionel s ducote
2 years ago

This isnt free expression this is VANDALISM and LAWLESSNESS and these THUGS DESERVE JAIL!
They act like BOLSHEViK MOBS! JAIL them NOW!
We The People are SICK and TIRED of putting up with these CRIMINALS! They are SAVAGES and dont belong in a CiVIlized society.!!!! DO Something Dem Governors!!!!

MO

Wayne Clements (@guest_1007162)
2 years ago

Damn Liberal’s need to face Treason Charges and the SENTENCE needs to be handed out right away.

Hoss (@guest_1007203)
Reply to  Wayne Clements
2 years ago

Sentence of EXECUTION via firing squad.

LARRY BRULE (@guest_1007206)
Reply to  Hoss
2 years ago

MY MAN!

alicia Cervera (@guest_1007399)
Reply to  Hoss
2 years ago

AGREE!

Robert Canfield (@guest_1007450)
Reply to  alicia Cervera
2 years ago

Rubber bullets, mace and tear gas for destructive rioters and extreme force for those who attack the police or innocent civilians (shop owners).

DONNA (@guest_1007505)
Reply to  Hoss
2 years ago

I WOULD LOVE TO BE THE ONE TO PULL THE TRIGGER ON THESE MISERABLE THUGS.
WHAT THEY ARE DESTROYING BELONGS TO ALL AMERICANS AND THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS DESTROYING
OUR HISTORY. WHEN THE HELL IS SOMEONE GOING TO PUT AN END TO ALL THE SAVAGES. IT IS NOT ABOUT FLOYD IT IS ABOUT HOW MUCH DESTRUCTION THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH. WE ARE AT WAR WITH THESE MISERABLE CRIMINALS. THEY NEED TO BE SHOT ON THE SPOT.

iris (@guest_1007236)
Reply to  Wayne Clements
2 years ago

AGREE

Elwin P Valberg (@guest_1007163)
2 years ago

The left is interested in power only. Black lives matter is a farce. The chaos in America is based on a lie. The demonstrations are based on a lie. They are a worthless waste of time and energy.

Sandy (@guest_1007253)
Reply to  Elwin P Valberg
2 years ago

exactly

Jim (@guest_1007392)
Reply to  Elwin P Valberg
2 years ago

Spot on Elwin! You are more correct than you can imagine. This is nothing more than an excuse to start a revolution to change the United States into a Socialist Nation.

Jim (@guest_1007396)
Reply to  Elwin P Valberg
2 years ago

My comments were deleted AGAIN! Just because I agree with you and let it be known that they want to start a revolution for socialism.

DONNA (@guest_1007506)
Reply to  Elwin P Valberg
2 years ago

BLACK LIVES DON’T MATTER WHEN THEY GO OUT AND DESTROY THE HISTORY OF AMERICA AND WHAT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE NOT THEM.

Joan Garrity (@guest_1007551)
Reply to  DONNA
2 years ago

I would not repair the sites. Let them stand as monuments to the thuggery of a minority of people-when you discover who they are, set up a monument listing all the names not only of those that did this, but those that supported them and encouraged them to do this. If they want it cleaned up, they can do it themselves or pay to have it done. Names should become like Judas, Benedict Arnold, and John Wilkes Booth in the annals of history. Their parents must be so proud! History does not change because some one defaces a monument, or tears it down-it is what it is, and we are stuck with it, Or proud of it-either way.

Eva Elliott (@guest_1007535)
Reply to  Elwin P Valberg
2 years ago

The people who defaced monuments have no idea of our true history and wouldn’t have looked closer even if they did. They have been taught the twisted history that the left promotes in our schools, not the truth. To look closer they would have to know how to think, how to reason but that is not a skill our children are taught anymore. Everything now is all about feelings and when you allow your feelings to rule your actions you are bound to make mistakes, as the mobs did when they vandalized monuments of union war heroes;as they did when they torched businesses owned by minorities; as they did when they assaulted or killed people just trying to protect their dreams. WE THE PEOPLE need to wrest our children from the clutches of the leftist teachers’ unions who are poisoning their minds with falsehoods and teach them the truth about our history. That does not mean to diminish the effects of slavery and racism that used to exist in our country; but to teach the truth of what happened and how we are working as a nation to rectify the injustices that still rear their ugly heads. We also need to address the race-baiters in the Democrat party who turn minor things into bigger problems than they need to be.

Judy Lovett (@guest_1007164)
2 years ago

IT IS WRONG THAT THESE IDIOTS DESTROY OUR HISTORY AND GETS BY WITH IT.THEY NEED AREESTED FOR DESTROYING THESE STATUES.WHY IS A STATUE SO FEARED.THEIR JUST STANDING THERE NOT BOTHERING ANYTHING.HOW SMALL MINED CAN ONE BE.PUNISH THESE YOUNG FOOLS OR WE WILL

Bruce (@guest_1007197)
Reply to  Judy Lovett
2 years ago

agree

Molly Cook (@guest_1007211)
Reply to  Judy Lovett
2 years ago

We need to learn who these represent and then learn from their experiences, and in learning, we aren’t doomed to repeat their mistakes.

Ann Marie Wehnert (@guest_1007165)
2 years ago

I hope they have found the defacers and they charge them to the full extent of the law. They stay in jail until they pay for damages. No one can bail them out of jail or the fines for repairs.

DONNA ATCHLEY (@guest_1007528)
Reply to  Ann Marie Wehnert
2 years ago

After they are forced to clean up and rebuild the mess they created!!

CARSRUS (@guest_1007170)
2 years ago

WE ARE IN THE SECOND AMERICAN CIVIL WAR , STARTED BY SATANS …..NANCY
D’ALESANDRO PELOSI, BH OBAMA AND THE MAGGOTS OF THE DEEP STATE .
THEY ARE ENEMY COMBATANTS ANTIFA RADICAL TERRORISTS ! ONLY WAY
TO LIVE FREE IN THIS GREAT CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC…….OR DIE
IS TO DESTROY THESE HOMEGROWN ENEMIES FIRST.
OUR GREAT PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN STATED :
THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY AMERICA CAN BE DESTROYED …….FROM WITHIN .
THESE RADICAL ANTIFA TERRORISTS ENABELED BY BY THE CULT OF SATAN
DEMOCRATS AND THEIR PUPPETS OF THE MSM= MARXIST SCREAMING MEDIA MAGGOTS ARE ATTEMPTING JUST THAT . WE THE PEOPLE WILL PRESERVE PROTECT AND DEFEND OUR FREEDOMS, LEGALLY ELECTED 45 PRESIDENT
TRUMP AND THIS GREAT CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC BY DESTROYING THEM AS WE DID TO THE CONFERERACY !

jo walczak (@guest_1007171)
2 years ago

Why aren’t these vandals being arrested and jailed? We are losing America to a bunch of lazy,no good punks,both male and female.Throw their behinds in jail and given bread and water.They would be begging to go home to mommie and daddy.

Mary (@guest_1007172)
2 years ago

It is totally wrong to vandalize and destroy statues and other monuments that relate to our history and the ones who fought for it to keep our freedom . Whether the vandals know it or not they are a part of that history in some way whether it be a grandfather, mother or father. Shame on all of you .

Sharon Jenkins (@guest_1007207)
Reply to  Mary
2 years ago

Taxpayers (all) paid for these monuments, therefore, they belong to ALL the people. It’s time to bring an end to the BLM and ANTIFA. It’s time to unite and bring change to the methodology of police departments apprehending a criminal…. remember all these criminals who died while in custody were trying to resist an arrest.

Mary Jo (@guest_1007255)
Reply to  Sharon Jenkins
2 years ago

They are connected with NICOLAS MADURO-go to https:/es.panampost.com/mamela-fíallo/2020/06/10/black-lives-matter-maduro/

Trish (@guest_1007173)
2 years ago

These are professional terrorists it’s way past time to call it what it really is commie socialism Antifa stop pussy footing around this. What happened was plain and simple destruction because they Knew they Could Get Away with it. We’re any arrests made No are their people being held accountable No. So how long are you going to sit on your hands and do Nothing???. This is exactly what the demonrats want you to do. Stop the madness enough already. All Americans need to stop this, we all are better than this.

stuart nolting (@guest_1007175)
2 years ago

These F_ _ _ _ _ G RATS need to be arrested and be forced to clean up everything they defaced!

madmemere (@guest_1007176)
2 years ago

Vandalizing our “history” – -monuments, etc., destroying peoples’ homes and businesses does nothing to enhance, or gain support for these uncivilized rioters. Sadly, the protesters’ messages, for justice, are lost in the destruction and mayhem created by violent terrorists.

Sharon Jenkins (@guest_1007208)
Reply to  madmemere
2 years ago

I agree. Will there be another civil war? It’s looking favorable and no one wins. I think America will always have racial issues good, bad or indifferent… but they will always be there. The main goal is to recognize them, address them, and find a workable solution without all these organizations involved.

Tony (@guest_1007220)
Reply to  madmemere
2 years ago

Those types of people are the human rodents , that are no different then those that get into ones home and can destroy ones home ,in many ways when nothing is done in ways of getting rid of them , and dose one not think these human rodents are not to be dealt in much the same ways , only because they are to be human beings , but when they do as they are doing , but when they are doing as they are doing , they can no longer be called human beings even though they may look the same as all human beings , but when one sees them destroying our lives and our country , that is when we know that they became human rodents , and must be dealt with as rodents in ways of riding them , before they can destroy us , with are human brains that we have , to get rid of the human rodents .

Susanne White (@guest_1007177)
2 years ago

Well lets thank the Democrats for all the
chaos they have caused just to try and rid us the best President we have had in a 100 years. Thank them at the polls cause President Trump can pull us out of this with flying colors

kath (@guest_1007248)
Reply to  Susanne White
2 years ago

susanne i agree. demo rats are evil. maxine waters and nancy pelosi divided our country today. they want power. 60 million people including me voted for president trump and it was all legalyou demo racts should be ashamed what you have done to our country. vote these evil demo rats party out before its too late. they pull this crap no one is above the law. and you know polosi and waters you think you are above the law. no respect for the best president we have in 100 yrs.get over this crap and move on.

Walter (@guest_1007182)
2 years ago

These are not angry people, they are just giving a foretaste of what they are promising to do once there are no more police.
When will some one explain to these people that there were just as many blacks on the conference side.
I guess their lives and history matters.
If they want everything from the Civil War torn down or erased.
So we should start by tearing up the Emancipation Proclamation and repealing the 13th Amendment.
When interviewing these people one should ask them what have you given to contribute to the sosiety.

Sharon Jenkins (@guest_1007210)
Reply to  Walter
2 years ago

There were laws back in the old west.

Zepher Zipping (@guest_1007183)
2 years ago

A good stuff prison charge should do the trick . Now that wasn’t hard !

shirley (@guest_1007185)
2 years ago

If the president did call for marshell law in these Democratic states that are letting these nuts kill people burn business down & loot & riot it would be stopped. The best part the military would actually arrest them & they would stand before a military trial . Hollywood couldn’t bail them out lawyers couldn’t get charges dismissed & they would actually go to military jail to actually serve their sentence. It wouldn’t take many for the rest to see they ment business & all this would stop. Please Mr. President call the military up put a stop to this carnage now.

Cindy S (@guest_1007190)
2 years ago

Time to start busting some heads!! They have stepped too far over the line. Time to restore order in this country!! The libnuts and Devilcrats will destroy our country to defeat Trump!! KAG!! Trump 2020!!!

iris (@guest_1007239)
Reply to  Cindy S
2 years ago

PELOSI. ..schumer. And SCHIFF are the first ones to go

kath (@guest_1007259)
Reply to  iris
2 years ago

agreed. there disgraceful the whole lot of these demo rats.there punishment should be people vote them out the whole lot of them in november. they think there above the law. and they call trump a racists thats what they are.vote for trump the best president we have in a hundred years. trump 2020

George (@guest_1007191)
2 years ago

When it comes to systemic racism, that is the standard procedure for Democrats. Every time they can’t win an argument or they are failing in the polls, they accuse their opponent of racism. It is a shame that the liberals are so gullible that they refuse to recognize the reality of that fact. It is a very common theme that they use every election cycle. It is also the same excuse they use to cause unrest in this nation. The biggest racists in America continue to be the Democrats and the gullible followers who continue to promote this dishonesty.

James2U (@guest_1007279)
Reply to  George
2 years ago

By their FOLLOWERS do you, by chance, mean the FORMER SLAVE’S OFFSPRING who now prefer the new PLANTATION of the DIMWITS?

It’s actually remarkable to watch and realize the power of the word FREE on primates!

Sherry (@guest_1007193)
2 years ago

Military prison for them All and put corrupt Con-gress withum.

Michael Lutz (@guest_1007196)
2 years ago

The sad thing is that the very statues they defaced are of the people that stood against slavery. They fought so,that the black people in America be set free. And yes the people that fought to keep slaves were all Democrats. Educate these people, and maybe it will open their eyes.

Mary Jo (@guest_1007257)
Reply to  Michael Lutz
2 years ago

They don’t want to learn, they like the way they are – ignorant, and they think that they are really clever! The are deceived because they know nothing and are being paid because of their devilish ignorance. However, there are people like George Soros who are NOT ignorant and filthy rich, who are wickedly evil, and hate everyone, just like the Clintons, Obama, George W Bush, and all the rest who hate Yahweh God, and love their father, the devil!

kath (@guest_1007260)
Reply to  Michael Lutz
2 years ago

the demorats were the ones that started the kkk and slavery it was the republicans that freed them. remember that people.pelosi andthe whole lot of them should be voted out.vote for trump in 2020.

Jan (@guest_1007305)
Reply to  kath
2 years ago

Please PRAY for the strength and wisdom of our President and “good” Republican Representatives! Also pray that Americans return to “In God We Trust”. Our country has been turning its back on God and he will help if we all unite in Prayer and ask God to save our heritage…our United States of America!

Mark (@guest_1007200)
2 years ago

Their eyes are filled with too much hate instigated from Pelosi and her so-called leaders. If the Democrats cared at all for any race the cities they run wouldn’t be in such horrible shape as they are now and have been since they took over. People need to wake up and determine who they should be protesting.

AD (@guest_1007202)
2 years ago

Some people never change .but knows how to point the finger.pull the race card. 1 step foward 3 steps back.with all the opportunities out there .still evolve very slow.

Gene (@guest_1007212)
2 years ago

Ya here we are again cities run by dem burning an again they are trying to blame everybody eles for there poor job thats is there job to make sure everybody is safe an that means you have to have law if we didnt oboy it would be hell look at those country that have poor law enforcement you die no one to keep thing under control yes training is needed but this is now not about flyod no more this is hate ho now is raices i see only too races what about everybody eles the amercan indan is an has allways been the most done to them by both white an black ho now has crossed over to be racist lol you kids want to change it it has to be every race not just blake white come on you raceist

Molly Cook (@guest_1007217)
2 years ago

If we don’t learn from our mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them…but, we can learn from others’ mistakes if we know what they were.

Molly Cook (@guest_1007218)
2 years ago

If we don’t learn from our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them. If we don’t know their mistakes…….WE may “repeat” them!

RIC os (@guest_1007219)
2 years ago

BLACK LIVES MATTER HAS BECOME THE NEW MAXISTS MOVEMENT EMBRACING THE DOWNFALL OF OUR GREAT NATION

LARRY E COY (@guest_1007425)
Reply to  RIC os
2 years ago

Correction: ALL LIVES MATTER REGARDLESS OF COLOR!!!

Pyara Chauhan (@guest_1007221)
2 years ago

Why are they doing it? It will be interesting to ask these anti-American types the reason for their actions. What do they have to gain? The police should find a few and try them criminally, hopefully, to serve jail time

Marcie Chittenden (@guest_1007229)
2 years ago

People who destroy statues of famous people who achieved great things, probably don’t know who these people were, nor what they did, due to the lack of education.
Those who are educated and destroy the memory of great people, hate our country and all that it stands for. They should go to the countries they admire and stay there.
Perhaps they may be able to get refugee status in China, Russia, Venezuela, N. Korea, Cuba, or even Somalia to name a few.
Let’s encourage them to denounce their US citizenship and emigrate to their country of choice!

Darla (@guest_1007233)
2 years ago

All this is nothing more than a democratic funded coup to push for a socialist country. What these people don’t realize is these same people who paid them to do all this destruction are the same people who have kept them uneducated and poor while they got rich due to their ignorance. When all this is over with. The same people will be in office & the rioters & looters will be in the same place they was before George Floyd’s death. Probably worse off. Say good bye to your freedom if a democrat becomes president. God Bless America & God Bless President Trump.

Barbara TRUJILLO (@guest_1007241)
2 years ago

SHEEPLE SOME OF THEM CAN’T ARTICULATE WHY THEY’RE RIOTING ITS FOLLOW THE LEADER CAN’T THINK FOR THEMSELVES AND THE LOOTERS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION MANY ON CAMERAS ARREST THEM ALL

Lois (@guest_1007251)
2 years ago

When will this stop? If these vandals are getting paid to do damage, not only should the ones that vandalized the statues, but the ones that are paying them to do these horrible things be locked up, the whole bunch, and the key should be tossed in the ocean. I don’t know who these vandals think they are helping, hopefully not the blacks or the whites, because in the long run all they are doing is causing hate toward them. The good blacks and whites will dig in and the vandals will have achieved ZERO.

James2U (@guest_1007282)
Reply to  Lois
2 years ago

One can only HOPE and PRAY so.

Tori Samuels (@guest_1007254)
2 years ago

This has got to be stopped and stopped now. Nancy Pelosi must be removed from her office and tried as a traitor to our country. This is all her idea … she said she would lie and cheat to make sure our President was not re-elected. To destroy our statues is complete idiocracy. Any support these protesters had is gone. They can throw tantrums, yell and scream but the riots and destroying other people’s property is NOT their right. This is not accomplishing anything. They want things to change and go out and loot stores that they have destroyed, kill innocent people and commit more crimes. Stupid stupid people.

Jo (@guest_1007262)
2 years ago

This is what happens when no one does anything. When you let people get away with going against the law, and they know they can get away with it and no ones going to do anything, well, here we are losing our history. If these people want a socialistic country, then maybe they need to have a choice…go to a socialistic country and stay there or go to prison for their destruction they have made.

Janice jo. (@guest_1007264)
2 years ago

If it is so bad here in USA trade them for a person waiting to come into this country and send him or her to that person’s country to experience life there.

Patricia (@guest_1007266)
2 years ago

When younger my daughter used to say “it is what it is,,”today I say “it was what it was” with emphasis on the word was.. The Civil War was a terrible time in our country.. no side really won as thousands of lives were ended, homes and families were lost, brother turned on brother. The Confederate flag is part of that history and the military leaders from both sides fought bravely for their country… the powers that be then determined they should have recognition as they would be a reminder to all future generations of a dark time in our once again united country… we should learn from history not destroy it!

Jim Brandt (@guest_1007453)
Reply to  Patricia
2 years ago

Slave owners were democrats and Lincoln as republican that is fact.

Daniel R Pyatt (@guest_1007272)
2 years ago

These are people that are supposed to be protesting because basically they say that they’re disrespected and treated badly and look at what they’re doing. If they really are treated badly this just shows how they don’t deserve to be treated good. They should all be locked up for the criminals they are.
They are proving that they don’t deserve to be treated good. These people have no respect for even those that gave their lives for this country.
It just proves that this has nothing to do with racism and their just violent people looking for a reason to be VIOLENT!
I’d like to see everyone that doesn’t like this country or is offended by our flag and our God, to be deported to a place where they have absolutely no Freedoms!

James2U (@guest_1007277)
2 years ago

Lincoln the REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT who conducted the CIVIL WAR that FREED THE SLAVES is attacked by the slave’s offspring who NOW identify with their former SLAVE MASTERS!!!

This pretty much explains How and Why they were ENSLAVED to begin with.

James2U (@guest_1007283)
2 years ago

Let U.S. follow the LAWS of ISLAM. LOOTERS during a riot shall have their right hand CUT OFF!

Don (@guest_1007288)
2 years ago

In a city where the local government supports the rioters it’ll be difficult to do anything. One has to remember the demonrat party is a bigger criminal organization than any of the mafia clans.

Chuck (@guest_1007289)
2 years ago

AGREE!

Cindi Cottrell (@guest_1007298)
2 years ago

Black lives matter are Terrorist
Why haven’t they been stopped?
How can the Democrats do all this such as bail them out and support them and not go to jail themselves. We are losing America. Do they have a new name yet. Do we have to bow to Democrats now. Pelosi and Schumer have to go.

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