Syracuse Mayor Walsh appoints Columbus Circle committee

Jul 15, 2020 202

BY: Catie O'Toole

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh on Tuesday announced he has appointed a committee to take a closer look at the statue in Columbus Circle. The 23-member Columbus Circle Action Group will give the mayor recommendations on how they think the city should create an all-season, education and learning site at the downtown park space that has been home to a statue of Christopher Columbus since 1934, according to a news release.

Syracuse is trying to decide what to do with its own statue of the famous Italian explorer, who critics say represents the genocide of Native Americans. Hundreds of protesters gathered at Columbus Circle last month to demand its removal, while many Italian-Americans have argued it should it should stay.

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SOURCE: https://www.syracuse.com

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