Movement grows to remove Columbus from Stamford park

Jun 21, 2020 355

BY: Meredith Guinness

Amid nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd have come renewed calls to remove certain monuments from public spaces, including those venerating Confederate leaders in towns and cities across the south, and others honoring Christopher Columbus — which can be found in public squares in all corners of the country. Including Stamford.

Mayor David Martin’s office in recent weeks has received about 200 requests to remove the statue of Columbus in Columbus Park, city officials said. “Nationally, there have been comments made about statues dedicated to Christopher Columbus, but this is the first organized movement to remove Stamford’s,” said Arthur Augustyn, a spokesperson for the mayor’s office.

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