New Haven’s Christopher Columbus statue target of recent vandalization

Jun 22, 2020 220

BY: Teresa Pellicano

The Christopher Columbus statue in Wooster Square in New Haven was vandalized Saturday, and it wasn’t the first time. According to New Haven Police, Saturday evening around 6:30 p.m. officers responded to a protest that began to form around Wooster Square Park.

Police report approximately 20-30 people had gathered around the Columbus statue in the park. During the protest, someone threw red paint onto the statue. Police do not know the identity of this individual. The remnants of the paint could be seen Sunday from the base of the statue all the way up to Columbus’ torso.

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