Columbus Statue In Providence Taken Down


(Providence, RI)--The Christopher Columbus statue in Providence is taking at least a temporary break from public display.Crews removed it on Thursday as Mayor Jorge Elorza announced the Special Committee for Commemorative Works will get community feedback and advise the city Board of Parks Commissioners, which will determine the statue's future.Those who wanted the statue removed say the real history of Columbus warranted the action.Last year on Columbus Day, a sign that said "stop celebrating genocide" was placed on the statue in the city's Elmwood neighborhood, one of several times it has been recently vandalized.


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