After sneaking in under the cover of night, the vandals chose these symbols to deface.
Looters and vandals damaged more than a dozen stores and businesses in Oakland, Calif., news reports said.
But there is a strong resolve to vote despite the risk, a fierce determination to vanquish the vandals.
Mason says the vandals had “yanked down” the security lights on the home as well.
As Andrew Sullivan wrote yesterday, a word I re-used on television last night, they are vandals.
It was a raid of Goths and vandals, and the effect of it was lasting.
Thus are they doomed to destruction, by a Lilliputian race of vandals.
The vandals had already built a large fleet and pillaged the shores of Sicily and other Mediterranean islands.
The first of the Teutonic states to fall was the kingdom of the vandals.
Whether the vandals occupied Andalusia to the comparative exclusion of the Goths is uncertain.
1660s, "willful destroyer of what is beautiful or venerable," from Vandals, name of the Germanic tribe that sacked Rome in 455 under Genseric, from Latin Vandalus (plural Vandali), from the tribe's name for itself (Old English Wendlas), from Proto-Germanic *Wandal- "Wanderer."
There does not seem to be in the story of the capture of Rome by the Vandals any justification for the charge of willful and objectless destruction of public buildings which is implied in the word 'vandalism.' It is probable that this charge grew out of the fierce persecution which was carried on by [the Vandal king] Gaiseric and his son against the Catholic Christians, and which is the darkest stain on their characters. ["Encyclopaedia Britannica," 13th ed., 1926]