San Diego community reflects on vandalized Columbus statue

Feb 27, 2019 317

BY: Dani Ruberti

The paint was quickly cleaned up after a statue honoring Christopher Columbus was vandalized this weekend in the South Bay. Some called the act violent, but others said they want the statue removed altogether because of what the explorer represents.

“They don’t have to come out and vandalize a statue,” said Valeria Corona, Chula Vista Resident. The vandals doused the head of the statue with red paint and the word “genocide” was spray painted at the base. An expensive plaque was also missing from the statue standing at Discovery Park in a Chula Vista neighborhood.

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