Pittsburgh: Protesters Demand Immediate Removal of Columbus Statue

By Peter Cherry On Monday, a protest was held in Schenley Park against a long-standing monument to Christopher Columbus. The Columbus statue, like many others across the United States, was the target of the people’s anger, as it is seen as a cultural symbol of this country’s racist past and present. The city, which has bureaucratically deliberated its removal, wrapped the statue in plastic to … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Protesters Demand Immediate Removal of Columbus Statue

Chicago: Columbus Statue Protesters Attack Police, Injure 49 Officers

By Mike Talavera Last Friday, hundreds of people surrounded the Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago’s Grant Park and tied ropes around it, attempting to pull it down as part of a nationwide movement against racist US monuments. When Chicago police arrived to defend the statue with batons and pepper spray, they were barraged with water bottles, fireworks, and other projectiles. 49 officers were injured and … Continue reading Chicago: Columbus Statue Protesters Attack Police, Injure 49 Officers