Meet The Italian Immigrant Whose Statue Of Columbus Protesters Just Destroyed

Jun 13, 2020 1548

BY: Allison Shuster

Wednesday night in the Minnesota capital of St. Paul, protestors demolished their city’s Christopher Columbus statue. In destroying the statue, which had nothing to do with the tragic death of George Floyd, rioters also destroyed immigrant art, Italian-American history, and a symbol of American unity.

Protesters across the nation have been defacing public statues that they deem a symbol of racial injustice, vandalizing statues of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in cities ranging from Boston to Houston in their pursuit.

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