Christopher Columbus Statues Vandalized in Protest of Holiday

Rare | 10/14/2019 | Silke Jasso
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Statues of Christopher Columbus have been vandalized on the U.S. holiday commemorating the explorer’s arrival in the Americas back in 1492. The statue located in Providence, Rhode Island was splashed with bright red paint, with a sign reading “stop celebrating genocide” leaning against the pedestal.

The word “genocide” was written in orange paint. This isn’t the first time the statue has been the target of vandalism on Columbus Day. Dedicated in 1893, The New World explorer has since become a polarizing figure most recently vandalized in 2017.

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In San Francisco, several city workers scrubbed away the pain and removed graffiti on a statue of Columbus, reading, “Destroy all monuments of genocide and kill all colonizers.” The statue is...
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