Pueblo City Council to discuss ballot question on future of Christopher Columbus statue

Aug 30, 2020 420

BY: Andrew McMillan

The city of Pueblo tried a mediator to reach a resolution for the future of a Christopher Columbus statue, but now the Pueblo City Council will be discussing a possible emergency ordinance to put the issue in front of voters. The statue, which is in front of the Rawlings Library, has attracted numerous protests, and some of them have turned violent.

Protesters say the statue should be removed because of Columbus' treatment of indigenous peoples, but the Pueblo Sons of Italy say removing the statue would be an affront to their heritage. Both sides haven't budged on their demands, so City Council might end up pushing it to the voters.

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SOURCE: https://krdo.com

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