Protesters of Christopher Columbus 'genocide' climb statue, get arrested at California Capitol

Jun 15, 2019 333

BY: Cassie Dickman

Thirteen protesters demanding removal of the Christopher Columbus statue from the rotunda at California's Capitol were arrested Monday, authorities say. The protesters were members of the California Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, according to the group's Twitter page.

The group was given a permit to assemble near the west steps of the Capitol, according to a California Highway Patrol press release. The permit, which was valid from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., did not allow the group to protest or assemble inside the Capitol. At about 1:50 p.m., the CHP said, protesters went inside the Capitol.

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