'Murderer': Another Upstate NY Christopher Columbus statue defaced with red paint

Sep 15, 2017 818

BY: Ben Axelson

With just a month left before Columbus Day, another prominent statue of Christopher Columbus in Upstate New York has been vandalized with red paint. The word "Murderer" was found scrawled across the Columbus statue near the Broome County Courthouse in Downtown Binghamton on Saturday, the Press & Sun-Bulletin reported.

Columbus Day, celebrated this year on October 9, has become increasingly controversial, as activists have continued to call attention to the explorer's acts of discrimination and the suffering inflicted by Columbus on indigenous people.

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SOURCE: http://www.newyorkupstate.com

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