- Jul 14, 2020
Protesters on Saturday called for the removal of a statue of St. Louis’s namesake, a French king-turned-saint who burned manuscript copies of Jewish religious texts during the Middle Ages, while another group prayed for the monument to stay.
A statue of a Spanish missionary in downtown Los Angeles has been toppled by Indigenous demonstrators.
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Archbishop Salvadore Cordileone criticized the pulling down of the Junipero Serra statue in Golden Gate Park. “What is happening to our society? A renewed national movement to heal memories and correct the injustices of racism and police brutality in our country has been hijacked by
Two public statues of Spanish conqueror Juan de Oñate in New Mexico are drawing renewed attention and criticism as memorials erected in honor of Confederate leaders and other historical figures worldwide become a focus of protests.
A leading Christian has called protests in India against a proposed statue of Jesus Christ “unjustified and undemocratic.”
On Monday, a video emerged of two men stealing an indigenous statue of a naked pregnant woman that had been on display in a Roman church and then, bit by bit, tossing the images into the Tiber River. There is actually precedent for Monday’s mise-en-scène, involving tossing not a figurine into the Tiber but a pope.