Protesters pulled down the Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy and pushed it into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on July 4, 2020. Video by Spencer Compton
Christopher Columbus (31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that opened the New World for conquest and permanent European colonization of the Americas. His expeditions, sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, were the first European contact with the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. — Wikipedia
The beheading of the Christopher Columbus statue in the North End has grabbed readers’ attention.
A construction crew removed the massive Christopher Columbus statue from its place of honor outside Columbus, Ohio’s City Hall on Wednesday morning,
For many people, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said, “the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness.” It stood outside City Hall for some 65 years.
The large statue, which sat in front of City Hall in Ohio’s capital for 65 years, “will be placed in safekeeping at a secure city facility.”
Statues of Christopher Columbus have been vandalized in many US states.
BOSTON (WGME) — A Christopher Columbus statue was beheaded in Boston. The statue in Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue in the North End was surrounded by crime scene tape early…
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Boston’s mayor Marty Walsh condemned the beheading but added that the statue would be removed pending a decision about its future.
The Ohio capital named for Christopher Columbus removed a large statue of him outside its city hall on Wednesday, taking down what the mayor described as a symbol of divisiveness and oppression.