DEFACED MONUMENTS

An ongoing collection of statues, sculptures, memorials, markers and monuments that have been intentionally or unintentionally altered, damaged or destroyed as a political statement or during a political protest.

*We welcome additions to the database, please email us if you have information.

     
Statue of King William
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Date of incident: 1710, 1714, 1929
 
Statue of King George III
Bowling Green, New York City, United States
Date of incident: 07/09/1776
 
Field Marshall Viscount Gough
Originally Dublin, Ireland. Re-erected Northumberland, United Kingdom
Dates of incidents: 12/24/1944, 11/1956, 07/03/1957
 
Ferdinand de Lesseps Statue
Port Said, Egypt
Date of incident: 12/24/1956
 
Statue of Kwame Nkrumah
Accra, Ghana, Africa
Date of incident: 02/24/1966
 
Statue of Miguel Alemán Valdés
Mexico City, Mexico
Date of Incident: 1968
 
Solar Totem #1
Kent, Ohio, United States
Date of incident: 05/04/1970
 
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne, Australia
Date of incident: 04/23/1971
 
Monument for the Heroes
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Date of incident: 08/07/1973
 
Statue of António de Oliveira Salazar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
Date of incidence: 1974
 
Statue of Sir George Grey
Albert Park, AucklandAustralia
Date of incident: 02/06/1987
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt Statue
Panama City, Panama
Date of incident: 07/03/1987
 
Und Ihr habt doch gesiegt
Graz, Austria
Date of incident: 11/02/1988
 
Maitland Brown Memorial
Esplanade Park, Fremantle, Australia
Date of incident: 1990, 1995
 
Statue of Empress Josephine
Fort-de-France, Martinique
Date of incident: 1991
 
Statue of John Ballance
Moutoa Gardens (Pakaitore), Wanganui, New Zealand
Date of incident: 02/1995
 
Yagan Statue
Heirisson Island (near Perth), Australia
Date of incident: 09/1997, 2002
 
Christopher Columbus Statue
Honduras
Date of incident: 10/12/1997
 
Statue of Juan De Oñate
New Mexico, United States
Date of incident: 01/1998
 
Statue of Vladimir Ilich Lenin
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Date of incident: 03/26/1999
 
Winston Churchill Statue
London, England
Dates of incidents: 05/01/2000, 01/13/2007
 
Christopher Columbus Statue
Junipero Serra Hall in Santa Barbara, California, United States
Date of incident: 08/02/2001
 
Christopher Columbus Statue
San Jose, California, United States
Date of incident: 03/08/2001
 
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi
Bheemgal (Nizamabad district), India
Date of incident: 10/02/2001

 
World War I Memorial
Kolkata, India
Date of incident: 10/2001
 
Statue of Margaret Thatcher
Isleworth, West London, England
Date of incident: 07/03/2002
 
Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain
Washington, D.C., United States
Date of incident: 10/14/2002
 
Christopher Columbus Monument
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Dates of incidents: 2002, 2004, 06/02/2006
 
Bordeaux Statue of Liberty
Bordeaux, France
Date of incident: 03/25/2003
 
Commonwealth War Graves Monument
Étaples, France
Date of incident: 04/01/2003
 
Monument to Joe Louis
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Date of incident: 02/23/2004
 
Christopher Columbus Monument
Caracas, Venezuela
Date of incident: 10/12/2004
 
Irish National War Memorial Gardens
Dublin, Ireland
Date of incident: 11/11/2004
 
Statue of Josip Broz Tito
Krumrovec, Croatia
Date of incident: 12/26/04
 
Seán Russell Memorial
Dublin, Ireland
Date of incident: 12/31/2004
 
The George Bush Presidential Monument
Houston, Texas, United States
Date of incident: 02/10/2005
 
Chief Tshwane Statue
Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa, Africa
Date of incident: 07/12/06
 
John McDouall Stuart Monument
Darwin’s Raintree Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Date of incident: 11/2006
 
Statue of George Washington
New York City, United States
Date of incident: 11/06/2006
 
Lafayette Crosses Hillside Memorial
Lafayette, California, United States.
Dates of incidents: 11/14/2006, 12/21/2006
 
Statue of Guru Rinpoche
Samye monastery, (TAR) Tibet
Date of incident: 05/2007
 
Iraq War Memorial
Mt. Pleasanton, Michigan, United States.
Date of incident: 07/23/2007
 
Magic Carpet Ride
Cardiff, California, United States.
Date of incident: 08/20/2007
 
Vietnam War Veterans Memorial
Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Date of incident: 08/2007
 
Statue of Guru Rinpoche
Darchen, (TAR) Tibet
Date of incident: 09/28/2007
 
Trevi Fountain
Rome, Italy
Date of incident: 10/18/2007
 
Che Guevera monument
Mérida, Venezuela
Date of incident: 10/19/2007
 
Tippecanoe Battlefield Monument
Battleground, Indiana, United States
Date of incident: 11/07/2007
 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington, D.C., United States
Date of incident: 11/08/2007
 
Veterans Memorial Park
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Date of incident: 03/19/2008