July 25, 2020

Columbus statues removed from Chicago parks

Chicago (AFP) – Two statues of Christopher Columbus were taken down in Chicago early Friday, amid a reckoning in the United States about the Italian explorer’s controversial role in the history of the Americas.The statue in the city’s Grant Park — cloaked in plastic — came down in the early hours as small groups of onlookers watched.”It feels great seeing the statue come down,” one resident, Brenda Armenta, told AFP.A second statue of the navigator long hailed as the so-called discoverer of “The New World” came down in Arrigo Park, on the edge of Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood.Statues o…

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