Petition seeks Columbus statue removal — plus renaming of Buffalo park

Aug 25, 2017 759

BY: Aaron Besecker

An online petition calls for the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue from Columbus Park in Buffalo -- and for the park's name to be changed, as well. As of mid-day Thursday, more than 800 people had signed the petition -- which was approaching its goal of 1,000 signatures.

The petition references efforts to remove Confederate monuments elsewhere in the country. Columbus Park is located along Porter Avenue and Niagara Street in the city.

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