Christopher Columbus statue vandalized in New Haven

Oct 09, 2017 609

BY: Matt Dillane and Renee Chmiel

Police are keeping an eye on a Christopher Columbus statue in New Haven after officials say it was vandalized. According to New Haven Police, the statue at Wooster Square had red paint thrown on it overnight Saturday. The words “kill the colonizer” were spray painted on the sidewalk nearby. The paint has been cleaned up.

The vandalism comes amid a great deal of controversy surrounding the man who’s historically known for discovering America. Many people across the country are no longer honoring Columbus. Some cities across the country are replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day or Native Americans Day. However, others continue to honor Columbus.

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