7 arrested for vandalizing Columbus statue in Miami

Jun 11, 2020 890

Seven people have been arrested for vandalizing statues of Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León in Miami. The arrests happened after a chaotic scene ensued in the city where protesters had a confrontation with police, and a day after a figure of Columbus was torn down in Richmond, Virginia, and another was found beheaded in Boston, Massachusetts.

In Miami, demonstrators spray-painted statues of Columbus and Ponce de León, another Spanish explorer who landed in Florida, in Bayfront Park with the letters “George Floyd,” “BLM” (Black Lives Matter), and a hammer and sickle. Miami police said officers who responded to the scene were assaulted and their car was damaged.

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SOURCE: https://floridadailypost.com

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