Christopher Columbus Statue Destroyed And Threw In Harbor By Protesters In Baltimore

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Christopher Columbus statue destroyed and threw in harbor by protesters in Baltimore.

While most of the country celebrated Independence Day on Saturday the 4th of July, protesters destroyed a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

Louis Krauss, who shared video of this act, said there were at least 300 people present at the scene.

Louis Krauss told CNN:

“After it toppled over the statue broke into several pieces, which were then dragged across the plaza and dumped into the Inner Harbor,”

The Christopher Columbus statue has stood by Little Italy for more than 30 years and is the latest statue to be brought down in recent weeks amid protests. Both crowds of demonstrators and local orders have removed other tributes to Columbus, Confederate leaders and other controversial figures representing The United States Of America’s racist history.

Brandon Scott, The Baltimore City Council President said in a statement that he had previously suggested the statue be removed.

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