This article discussed the current issues revolving around Columbus Day. Specifically, many groups have taken to vandalizing statues of Columbus, as well as other statues that are deemed “oppressive” by the groups. There is also discussion regarding the attempts to prevent this vandalism and gave an example of city workers cleaning up the statues only to have them vandalized again. Police attempts to protect the statues are also discussed. Then the author explores the history of Columbus and his voyage to the New World. Additionally, there was talk of how this controversy has been building for a while, but really came to a head when Antifa became a popular organization.
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