‘He didn’t discover America he invaded it’: Protesters now rally to REMOVE statue of Christopher Columbus from Manhattan after NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was under review as a ‘symbol of hate’

Saturday, August 26, 2017
By Paul Martin

Friday night a rally was held in Columbus Circle to call on the city to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus from where it has stood since the 1800’s
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is weighing a decision on whether to remove statue of the Italian explorer with a task force reviewing ‘symbols of hate’ in the city
The statue, which is over 100 years old, sits atop is a traffic circle in Manhattan
Friday morning a rally was held at City Hall to keep the statue of Columbus where it is
Meanwhile references and a statue to Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant in New York are also under siege
The growing debate on removing statues began after a Charlottesville, Va protest against removing a Confederate statue, turned deadly earlier this month

By JESSICA FINN
DAILYMAIL.COM
26 August 2017

A rally was held in New York by those who wish to see the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus from where it has stood since the 1800’s.

The statue is currently under review by a special task force implemented by Mayor Bill de Blasio designed to remove ‘symbols of hate’ in New York City.

Friday night, demonstrators took to Columbus Circle where the statue is prominently displayed in a busy round-about at the base of Central Park, carrying signs that read: ‘Columbus didn’t discover America he invaded it.’

Another sign called the statue ‘A tribute to racism and genocide.’

Columbus has been hailed in American-lore as discovering the new world on his expedition in 1492 on behalf on the Spanish empire. But critics note his cruel treatment of the native inhabitants of the Caribbean and South America and his active participation in the slave trade.

Mayor de Blasio’s call for reviews of various historical figures comes after the deadly events in Charlotesville, Virginia earlier this month where a rally was held to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.

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2 Responses to “‘He didn’t discover America he invaded it’: Protesters now rally to REMOVE statue of Christopher Columbus from Manhattan after NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was under review as a ‘symbol of hate’”

  1. eyes wide open

    One has to wonder, when is enough ENOUGH!?!?

    #3326467
  2. Crisis Ices

    Chris was sent here to install the bank of england and greeted by the great nations of tribes that lived here for thousands of years. Go ahead and review it Billy. You have no balls.

    #3326848

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