Protesters Tear Down and Damage Columbus Statues Across the Country

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Protesters Tear Down and Damage Columbus Statues Across the Country

Demonstrators pulled down statues of Christopher Columbus in St. Paul, Minn., and Richmond, Va., and decapitated another in Boston, targeting monuments seen as symbols of white supremacy.

[cheering] [drums and chanting] ♫ “Na na na na, hey hey, goodbye …” ♫ “Let’s go!” [drums] “They knocked it down.” “Why?” “We don’t condone any vandalism here in the city of Boston. And that needs to stop. We are going to be taking the statue down this morning, putting into storage to assess the damage of the statue. And given the conversations that we’re certainly having right now in our city of Boston and throughout the country, we’re also going to take time to assess the historic meaning of the statue.”

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