Police fired tear gas to push back black-clad protesters who ransacked business premises during May Day demonstrations against the policies of President Emmanuel Macron.
The sculpture, meant to be a symbol of Franco-Algerian reconciliation, was attacked shortly before it was inaugurated.
Rightwing Hindu mobs targeted the small minority community to avenge the recent assaults on Hindus of Bangladesh by radical Muslims.
President Cyril Ramaphosa deployed soldiers to help police halt the violence and looting sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma. At least 72 people have been killed in the ongoing violence.
A large group of furious supporters pelted the team bus with eggs and confronted players on their return to Gelsenkirchen early Wednesday after defeat at Bielefeld saw Schalke relegated after 30 years in Germany's top flight.
Portland has been the scene of unrest for months, with civil rights, anarchist and anti-fascist protesters clashing with police and occasionally with right-wing militias and Trump supporters.
The attack came after the CASH Act, proposal to increase stimulus checks to $2,000 to help people during the coronavirus pandemic was passed by the Democratic-led Hous but blocked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Store doors, walls, bridges, sidewalks and subway cars are canvases expressive street artists are using to colour New York.
Valuable paintings, stone sculptures and sarcophagi at three institutions on the German capital's UNESCO-listed Museum Island have been sprayed with an "oily liquid" that left visible stains, police say.
Dramatic images on Sunday of protesters in the port city of Bristol tearing down a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston and throwing it into the harbour inspired campaigners in Oxford to seize the moment.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has criticised an Islamophobic, racist "attack," in which perpetrators mounted a pig's head on the door of a Turkish-run mosque in the city of Vaihingen.
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