A Brooklyn congregation condemned the desecration of their sacred sanctuary in a burglary that the pastor called “one more blow” to a struggling church.
The painting was not harmed and the man, who officials said was in a wheelchair and had faked a disability to get close to it, was taken into custody.
A Molotov cocktail was used against Wisconsin Family Action in Madison and did not ignite, but another fire was set, the police said.
Paintballs, bean bags, sirens and Tasers cannot keep the “exceptionally large bear” from seeking leftover pizza and other food. Officials say he has broken into at least 28 homes since July.
The guard at a museum in Russia has been suspended after he used a pen to draw on “Three Figures,” an avant-garde painting from the 1930s.
Attacks by settlers and Palestinians have both reached a five-year high. But unlike Palestinian suspects, violent settlers are rarely prosecuted.
A series of incidents in Georgia appeared to be targeting markers dedicated to Black Americans. “This should not be happening,” said Robinson’s cousin.
The Southernmost Point Buoy in Key West, Fla., was damaged by a pair of tourists on New Year’s Day, the police said. Their bartender recognized them.
Vandals stained a cliff formation known as the Staircase of the Turks with red splotches over the weekend. Residents of a nearby town banded together for a successful cleanup.
Geometric rock carvings that are believed to be at least 3,000 years old were scratched with names and dates at Big Bend National Park in Texas.
Yet another imprudent fix in a land plagued by vigilante handymen led to angry calls to find the culprit — and to a soul-searching question: Does Spain just have too much history in need of upkeep?
Larrianna Jackson, 18, a student at Covington High School in Louisiana, is a facing a felony battery charge after she repeatedly punched a teacher, the authorities say.
Students are taking things like soap dispensers, fire alarms and bathroom mirrors. TikTok and educators are trying to stop it, but it’s gone viral.
A historical marker that stood outside the Mississippi shop where 14-year-old Emmett Till encountered the woman who accused him of whistling at her, may have been toppled by a truck. But a historical center is reluctant to call it an accident.
The vandalism came just days after the statue was unveiled, and only a day before the officer who killed Mr. Floyd was to be sentenced.
The Black Wall Street Gallery in New York was vandalized three times this week, its owner said. He called on the police to treat it as a hate crime.
The man was also connected to assaults on a Jewish man and a Black subway rider and vandalism at a Catholic church, court records show.
Mayor Ted Wheeler said he wanted to “unmask” demonstrators who engaged in property destruction. The Oregon city has seen regular demonstrations since the murder of George Floyd.
Soaring rhetoric about justice is fine. But what matters more is keeping people safe and picking up the garbage.
Rock faces and boulders bearing figure carvings called petroglyphs were scratched or dabbed with paint, the United States Forest Service said.
The vandalism of a piece by the graffiti artist JonOne at a gallery in South Korea has prompted a debate about contemporary art.
The figure at Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax in San Antonio was so badly battered that it required repairs.
An artists’ group, criticized as vandals for dumping the bust of an 18th-century king, Frederik V, into Copenhagen Harbor, says it wanted to draw attention to Denmark’s role in slave trading.
A much-vandalized bronze statue of “Fame” in Joyce Kilmer Park is to be returned this year with a new head, arms and feet — even without any record of what the statue’s original face looked like.
The damage was largely limited to broken glass, busted doors and graffiti, the report said.
The destruction of the trees, planted by a Japanese cultural center to commemorate a 1994 visit by the emperor and empress of Japan, was captured on surveillance footage.
Initial reports indicate that despite multiple incidents of vandalism, smashed windows and broken doors, major damage to the building itself or its artworks was avoided.
Three New York Times journalists were at the Capitol when it was breached. Here’s how they experienced it.
Readers urge that President Trump be removed from office or prosecuted, assess blame, and wonder why a mob was able to storm the Capitol unimpeded.
As America’s European allies digested events that rocked Washington, many expressed faith in the strength of U.S. democracy to prevail.
Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, called the vandalism of his Louisville, Ky., home a “radical tantrum” taken from a “toxic playbook.”
The vandalism of the ceramic sculpture of Ms. Taylor near City Hall is under investigation, the police said.
A group of young men chanting “Christ is king!” drove five hours to dismantle the third shiny metal structure to mysteriously appear in the last few weeks, leaving a wooden cross in its place.
The first woman to be prime minister of Britain is seen as a political colossus abroad, but her 11 years in power have a complicated legacy at home.
The tagger known as Geco is not as famous as the British provocateur, but he has made a name for himself in Italy.
On the eve of Election Day, stores in Manhattan shopping districts boarded up, reflecting an anxiety among retailers across the nation.
Fights over political signs happen every year, but this year seems more intense. “It feels like a war,” one resident said.
In the swing state’s conservative retirement communities, some voters have switched sides. And some of them have reason to worry about what the neighbors might think.
The fatal shooting of Mr. Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man, set off protests, looting and violent clashes with the police in Pennsylvania, a swing state, days before the presidential election.
The pandemic is causing inequality to soar, but increasingly the privileged are discovering that they can’t bend the world to their will.
Reports of homicides, rapes and burglaries are posing another challenge to regaining the confidence of passengers during the pandemic.
“Insurrectionary anarchists” have been protesting for racial justice all summer. Some Black leaders wish they would go home.
Only one candidate incites his supporters to mayhem.
The vandalism, which harkens back to a period of economic hardship in New York City, comes at a time when the transit agency is facing a staggering financial crisis.
Damaged treasures and broken rules have put the spotlight on the country’s fragile cultural heritage, and the need to better educate visitors.
City leaders and public health officials are now seeing protests outside their own homes, with some protesters wielding bullhorns, spray paint, and even eggs and paintballs.
In five incidents, people have thrown paint on the bright-yellow street display on Fifth Avenue. Each time, city workers have restored the lettering.
Tensions are running high in the country amid a national debate on racial profiling in police ranks.
The monument in a New York park was dedicated to men who volunteered to fight for the Union during the Civil War. It is unclear who toppled it, and for what reason.
The city’s coronavirus lockdown and subsequent rise in unemployment have created the perfect conditions for a new generation of graffiti writers.