IN PICTURES: Churchill, Lincoln, Gandhi, and Anti-Genocide Memorials Targeted by Rioters


In the wake of nationwide riots of George Floyd’s death, several monuments – including those honoring black Americans and champions against fascism – have been paradoxically defaced by Black Lives Matter and AntiFa.

Here are some of the monuments, many displays of national unity and pride, that have been defaced. The National Pulse Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam highlighted some of the most egregious instances:

Remaining monuments include a statue of Polish military leader Tadeusz Kościuszko in Washington D.C. who stipulated in his will that his American estate be spent on freeing and educating African-American slaves.

Along with the World War II Memorial located on the National Mall in Washington D.C., was also defaced. Nearly 1.2 million African Americans contributed to the war effort on the battlefield and domestically.

Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is the Lead Investigative Reporter at the National Pulse and co-host of The National Pulse podcast.