Protesters in Baltimore pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and dumped it into the harbor Saturday.
Video clip posted on Twitter showed a team applying ropes to pull the statue from its pedestal in the city’s Little Italy community as many others cheered. It was then rolled to the city’s Inner Harbor and pushed into the drinking water, The Baltimore Sun described.
Assaults on statues of controversial figures, together with Confederate generals and other leaders who owned slaves or who supported slavery or racist guidelines, is portion of the fallout from anti-racism protests across the nation in the wake of the brutal arrest demise of African America George Floyd in Minneapolis in May perhaps.
President Donald Trump has become specially incensed by statue destruction. He has in comparison the actions to the habits of fascists, and has vowed to vowed to punish those people dependable.
A spokesman for Democratic Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Younger advised the Solar that the motion was portion of a “re-examination using position nationally and globally about some of these monuments and statues that may possibly characterize different points to distinct folks.”
The Columbus statue, located close to Baltimore’s Tiny Italy neighborhood, was owned by the town and dedicated in 1984. There are two other statues of Columbus in the city.
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