On Columbus Day, statue in Providence vandalized: Stop celebrating genocide – The Boston Globe

On Columbus Day, statue in Providence vandalized: Stop celebrating genocide – The Boston Globe

Christopher Columbus statues vandalized in California and Rhode IslandPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the U.S. holiday named for one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas was being celebrated.

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Christopher Columbus statue in Providence vandalized – The Providence Journal

Christopher Columbus statue in Providence vandalized – The Providence Journal

Protesters douse Columbus statue in red paint to decry genocide in San FranciscoIn what Supervisor Aaron Peskin calls “a hateful, despicable piece of divisive vandalism,” someone or multiple someones threw red paint over the statue of Columbus next to Coit Tower on the eve of Columbus Day — and on the day of the Italian Heritage Parade in North Beach.

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Vandals target Columbus statue in Providence – Turn to 10

Vandals target Columbus statue in Providence – Turn to 10

Christopher Columbus statues vandalized in California and Rhode IslandResidents of Providence awoke on Monday morning to find a statue of the explorer covered in red paint with a sign that read, “Stop celebrating genocide.” The word “genocide” was painted on the back of the statue in orange paint.

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