Breitbart – St. Paul Minnesota: Protesters Yank Down Christopher Columbus Statue Outside Minnesota State Capitol
Protesters in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Wednesday afternoon toppled a statue of 15th Century explorer Christopher Columbus outside the state’s Capitol building.
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NBC12.com – Richmond VA: Christopher Columbus statue torn down, thrown in lake by protesters
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The Christopher Columbus statue was torn down by protesters in downtown Richmond Tuesday night. It happened around 9 p.m. at Byrd park, following a peaceful demonstration outside of the statue in honor of indigenous people.
Shortly afterward, the statue was ripped from its foundation, spray painted, then set on fire. After that, the statue ended up in the lake.
NBC10 News – Boston: Vandals behead Christopher Columbus statue
Vandalism to a Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End was discovered early Wednesday morning. The head was knocked off it.
It was not the first time this statue was targeted. The statue was covered in red paint and had the words ‘Black Lives Matter” spray-painted on it in 2015.
Columbus statues in New Haven, Connecticut, and Richmond, Virginia, have also been vandalized recently.
The Christopher Columbus statue in the Elmwood neighborhood of Providence was defaced on Columbus Day.
A sign saying “Stop Celebrating Genocide” was tied around the pedestal with a chain. The word “Genocide” was spray-painted on the base in red.