Columbus Statue in DTLA To Be Removed Tomorrow, Per O’Farrell

Nov 10, 2018 1086

A statue of explorer Christopher Columbus that has stood for 45 years in downtown’s Grand Park will be ceremoniously removed, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission announced today. The removal event, which will feature a news conference and a Native American ceremonial dance, is tomorrow at 9 a.m. Saturday.

“This is a natural next step in the progression to eliminate the false narrative that Christopher Columbus discovered America,” O’Farrell said. “Columbus himself was personally responsible for committing atrocities and his actions set in motion the greatest genocide in recorded history. His image should not be celebrated anywhere.”

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