New Yorkers sign petition to save Christopher Columbus statue

Oct 09, 2017 637

BY: Gina Daidone, Reuven Fenton and Bruce Golding

Hundreds of New Yorkers sent a message to Mayor de Blasio on Sunday: Keep your hands off Christopher Columbus! One day before the nation celebrates Columbus’ discovery of the New World, lawmakers and parade-goers in The Bronx demanded Hizzoner ignore “over-politicized rhetoric” and ensure that the famed explorer’s statue remain in Columbus Circle.

More than 1,000 people signed a petition circulated at the 41st annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade in Morris Park — to which de Blasio was notably not invited — to keep the iconic monument from the “chopping block.” “That statue isn’t hurting nobody,” fumed carpenter Marco Rossi, 47, of Pelham Bay, who brought his kids to the parade.

Read more

SOURCE: http://nypost.com/

You may be interested