RI Christopher Columbus statue vandalized with red paint again

Nov 26, 2019 711

A Christopher Columbus statue in Rhode Island has been vandalized for a second time in recent weeks. The statue’s pedestal was splashed overnight with what appeared to be red paint. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office said Monday city workers have already cleaned it and police are investigating.

The statue was splashed with red paint Oct. 14, when the U.S. holiday named for one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas was being celebrated. A sign that said “stop celebrating genocide” was leaned against the pedestal. It was one of several Columbus statues vandalized nationwide.

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