Removal Baltimore’s Christopher Columbus statue stirs emotions, from horror to glee

Jul 07, 2020 273

BY: pamela Wood

After protesters heaved a marble statue of Christopher Columbus into Baltimore’s Jones Falls Saturday night, consigning it to a resting place amid polluted muck and trash, the reactions ranged from horror to glee. “Bye,” was the one-word tweet from Baltimore City Councilman Ryan Dorsey, who has been calling to rename another Columbus memorial in the city.

Some joked online that Columbus finally discovered a new place. But others were dismayed with the toppling of the statue of the Italian explorer, which stood at the Christopher Columbus Piazza on the border of Baltimore’s Little Italy and Harbor East neighborhoods since 1984.

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