Columbus Day Parade Organizers Fight To Keep Statue In Columbus Circle

Aug 31, 2017 1350

BY: Juliet Papa

The organizers of the Columbus Day Parade are continuing their fight in defense of the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle. A commission to be appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio will perform a 90-day review of monuments and memorials that may cause offense, and the 76-foot tall statue of the explorer has not been exempt, meaning it could potentially end up on the chopping block.

The Columbus Citizens Foundation is distributing a questionnaire to political candidates asking where they stand on the issue. It will also introduce an app called “Emojitalia,” that will help people contact their local representatives to show support of Columbus and Columbus Day. It also creates positive Italian emojis to attach to tweets and other social media posts.

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