Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New Target in NYC: Is Statue Of Christopher Columbus A 'Symbol Of Hate'?

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A task force set up by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is currently reviewing the proposed removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus as a possible "symbol of hate."
The famed statue has stood in Columbus Circle in Manhattan for more than 100 years. On Friday, protesters gathered in the circle near Central Park, some carrying signs that read: "Columbus didn't discover America he invaded it." Another sign called the statue "A tribute to racism and genocide."
De Blasio, a Democrat running for re-election in November, set up the review of "symbols of hate" after a violent protest between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Virginia this month."We have to look at everything here," de Blasio said during Wednesday night's Democratic mayoral debate, CBS reported.
... A group of Italian Americans donated the 76-foot statue to the city in 1892. ...
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