Baltimore agitators took down sculpture of Christopher Columbus and tossed it into the town’s Inner Port Saturday evening.
Boy-cotters made use of cables and ropes to knock down a structure close to the Little Italy community, news reports disclosed.
Acts set in motion by the killing of George Floyd by police officers motivated people to ask for the removal of sculptures of Columbus, Confederate bodies, as well as various other statues.
They claimed that the “Italian explorer is accountable for mass murder and even profiteering of indigenous men and women throughout the Americas”.
Basing on The Baltimore Sun, the sculpture was managed by the town and donated during 1984 by past mayor William Donald Schaefer as well as Ronald Reagan.
A spokesperson for Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said to The First News Click Team that the toppling of the sculpture is a part of a worldwide retrospect over structures “that might stand for a wide range of things.”
On Oct. 9th, 1984, Ronald Reagan revealed the sculpture of Christopher Columbus. Baltimore militants took down the figure and pitched it right into the town’s Harbor on July 4th, 2020.
“We recognize the characteristics which are playing out throughout Baltimore and are part of a countrywide narrative,” Lester Davis pointed out.
Sculptures of Columbus have likewise been knocked down or ruined in urban areas like Miami; Richmond, Virginia; St. Paul, Minnesota; and even Boston MA, where one was actually beheaded.
Over the July 4th weekend break, revolutionists hosted rallies, marches, as well as sit-ins throughout Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and more than a dozen additional urban areas and communities.