Base of another Columbus statue in Philadelphia is covered

Jun 18, 2020 314

The base of a second monument honoring Christopher Columbus is being hidden from view while its future is debated after the explorer became a focus of protesters in Philadelphia amid nationwide demonstrations following George Floyd's death in Minnesota.

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation said the monument at Penns Landing on the Delaware River marked the 500th anniversary of the explorer's first voyage, but the organization recognizes that it “is a focus of controversy and pain for many."

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SOURCE: https://www.chron.com

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