Columbus protest turns into clash with counter-demonstrators

Aug 02, 2020 642

BY: Heather Poyner

A confrontation took place Saturday afternoon between a group of Kenosha teens known as Kenosha Activism and counter-demonstrators supporting Italian heritage. The confrontation was very loud at times, but peaceful.

The Kenosha Activism organizers—three local high school students from Indian Trail High School and Academy—had planned a march titled ”Justice for Indigenous People’s Protest” for the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue in HarborPark and to urge educators to revisit the teaching of the history of Columbus.

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