The war on statues has claimed a new victim overnight in the cities of Richmond, Va. and Boston, Mass: Christopher Columbus.

First up, Richmond, where the likeness of the Italian explorer was thrown into a lake by protesters:

But not before they attempted to burn the stone monument while, in the words of Bloomberg News, “fighting racism”:

And in Boston, the intrepid explorer lost his head:

At least the vandals reportedly left the head and didn’t take it as a souvenir:

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