Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized With 'Blood' In Manhattan

Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized With 'Blood' In Manhattan

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Central Park has been vandalized with graffiti and his hands have been painted red.

"A paper sign stuck to the statue read "save your soul" and "#somethingscoming". However, one worker was overheard to say the red paint on the explorer's hands would be quite hard to remove.

Amid the vandalism of the Columbus statue in Central Park, a more recognizable statue of the Italian explorer in nearby Columbus Circle has been the subject of debate.

A city commission has been formed on what to do with statues and monuments seen to have oppressive historical connotations.

At the time Melissa Mark-Viverito, the City Council Speaker, had recommended that the 76-foot monument dedicated to Columbus in Columbus Circle be considered for potential removal.

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The statue is located in the southern portion of the famous park in the middle of Manhattan, near the monument to William Shakespeare.

"It bothers me to see [the graffiti]". Sheri Berger, a 54-year-old resident of Brooklyn, was walking her dog in Central Park. "I think that with Christopher Columbus and colonialism, we have a lot of blood on our hands in this country".

The statue of Christopher Columbus in Central Park was vandalized on September 12, 2017.

A man told the news service that there are good parts about the monuments and also bad parts.

So far, no one has taken credit for this vandalism.

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