Vandals threw red paint on statues of Christopher Columbus in San Francisco and …
Vandals threw red paint on statues of Christopher Columbus in San Francisco and Providence, Rhode Island, on Monday, the US federal holiday honoring the Italian explorer. The holiday has come under intense scrutiny in recent years, with historians and activists pointing to Columbus’ role in colonizing North America, killing native people and spreading slavery. Several US cities and state governments have opted to rename the holiday “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” to honor indigenous history and culture.
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