Boston Christopher Columbus statue won’t come back to site — but will remain in North End

Oct 07, 2020 531

BY: Sean Philip Cotter

The controversial beheaded Christopher Columbus statue won’t return to its previous North End home, Mayor Martin Walsh says — but it, with a head re-attached, will continue to live in the old Italian area. Walsh’s office said Tuesday that the city “will be moving forward with a new Italian American Immigrant statue for the park, and this process will be guided by the North End community.”

Someone lopped off the head of the Christopher Columbus statue in Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in the North End in June. Protestors have targeted the statue for years, saying that it celebrates a man who brought misery and violence to the Native American peoples he found when he made his famed trip across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. 

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