Chicago Statues Of Christopher Columbus, George Washington Hit With Spray Paint

Jun 15, 2020 548

BY: Marissa Parra

Vandals took aim at statues in Chicago parks this weekend – at least three were defaced in the last couple of days. As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported, paint was still visible on the Christopher Columbus statue in Arrigo Park, at 801 S. Loomis St. on the Near West Side. A Chicago Police squad car was standing by. Little Italy residents helped clean the paint up.

Some wondered – if the movement is about emphasizing that Black Lives Matter, why come after historical figures like Columbus and George Washington? The answer from petitions is that protesters say now is the time to address all traces of white supremacy and the leaders who once played a role.

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