Judge Orders Removal of Plywood Box From Philly Columbus Statue

Oct 09, 2021 493

The 145-year-old Columbus statue, located in Philadelphia’s historic Marconi Plaza, will once again see the light of day. On Friday Judge Paula Patrick ordered the city of Philadelphia to immediately remove the wooden box that concealed the statue, and permit the installation of a clear structure that will protect the monument from future vandalism.

The motion to remove the plywood box was raised by Philadelphia attorney George Bochetto, Esq., who also spearheaded a winning lawsuit that blocked the removal of the statue from the plaza. Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney ordered that the statue be concealed and removed following last year’s riots over police brutality.

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SOURCE: https://orderisda.org

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