in Guatemala, demonstrators try to overthrow a statue of Christopher Columbus

Protesters attempt to topple a statue of Christopher Columbus in Guatemala City on Tuesday, October 12. STRINGER / REUTERS The arrival of the expeditions led by Christopher Columbus on behalf of the Spanish Catholic Kings on San Salvador Island, in the Bahamas archipelago, on October 12, 1492, is anything but a day of celebration. For … Read more

The statue in homage to Johnny was unveiled by Laeticia Hallyday and Anne Hidalgo

LIVE – Paris will finally have its homage to Johnny Hallyday. This Tuesday, a statue of the rocker, who died on December 5, 2017, will be unveiled in the presence of his widow Laeticia and the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo. It will take pride of place in front of the Accor Arena, on a … Read more

LIVE – The statue in tribute to Johnny was unveiled by Laeticia Hallyday and Anne Hidalgo

LIVE – Paris will finally have its homage to Johnny Hallyday. This Tuesday, a statue of the rocker, who died on December 5, 2017, will be unveiled in the presence of his widow Laeticia and the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo. It will take pride of place in front of the Accor Arena, on a … Read more

the statue of General Lee, the main symbol of the slave past, unbolted in Virginia

The statue of General Lee in Richmond. EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / REUTERS The symbol is strong to hope to turn a dark page in history. After several years of tensions focused on the slavery past of the United States, the most important monument denounced as a racist symbol in the country was debunked Wednesday, September 8 … Read more

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Mexico will be replaced by that of an indigenous woman

In this archive photo of September 28, 2020, a vandalized statue of Christophe Colom, on the Paseo de la Reforma (“promenade of the Reformation”) in Mexico City. MARCO UGARTE / AP A few days before the 200e anniversary of the country’s independence from Spanish rule, the Mexican authorities confirmed, Monday, September 6, that a statue … Read more

Statue of Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral set on fire in Brazil by an indigenous group – Observer

A statue of Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral, in Rio de Janeiro, was set on fire at dawn this Wednesday. The act was claimed by an indigenous collective, Uruçu Mirim, in a protest against the so-called “time frame”, a law that defines that indigenous peoples can only claim lands where they were established before October … Read more

Afghanistan. Statue of former Shiite minority leader destroyed

“The statue was destroyed yesterday [terça-feira] at night. They used an explosive,” a resident told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on condition that he not be identified. The same source said that the head of the statue had been destroyed, without being able to specify who had committed the attack. “We don’t know for sure who blew … Read more

Taliban blow up statue of Abdul Ali Mazari, former Shiite leader

Statue of Abdul Ali Mazari, former leader of the Hazara community killed by the Taliban in 1995 © AFP (file) ByTSF with agencies August 18, 2021 • 09:55 The Taliban blew up the statue of a Shiite leader who fought the Taliban in the civil war in the 1990s. The Associated Press agency shows photos … Read more

La statue Harley de Johnny Hallyday fait tousser les écologistes à Paris

Le projet hommage à Johnny Hallyday conçu par Bertrand Lavier. RD Même mort, Johnny Hallyday met le feu à Bercy ! A Paris, un projet de sculpture visant à rendre hommage au rockeur devant le Palais Omnisports, où il a chanté à plusieurs reprises, suscite une jolie polémique politique. Emmanuelle Pierre-Marie, la maire écologiste du … Read more