’Stop celebrating genocide’; sign reads on defaced Christopher Columbus statue in Providence

Columbus Day 2017

Columbus Day 2017

Someone poured red paint over it and drew anarchy symbols and messages on the concrete base that read "Destroy all monuments of genocide" and "Kill all colonizers".

Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the USA holiday named for one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas was being celebrated.

Around 7:50 a.m., a Chula Vista police officer discovered that the statue in Discovery Park on Buena Vista Way had splashes of red paint on it, Chula Vista police Capt. Vern Sallee said.

San Francisco is one of dozens of US cities, along with several entire states, which no longer celebrate Christopher Columbus Day on the second Monday of October.

This was not the first time this statue has been vandalized, but it was one of the most thorough jobs in memory.

Red paint, along with messages about genocide, were sprayed on landmarks in both San Francisco and Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday.

City crews are cleaning off the paint and Chula Vista Police Department officers are conducting an investigation into the crime.

One of Britain's worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison
He then upload the images and videos on to the dark web that shared the rapes and assault of babies to other offenders. He said: "It is very rare indeed that a judge has to sentence sexual offending by one person on such a scale as this".

City workers cleaned the statute, located on Telegraph Hill in the city's North Beach neighborhood, on Sunday as thousands celebrated Italian culture at the Italian Heritage Parade nearby.

Columbus Day is a federal holiday commemorating Columbus' voyage and arrival in the New World on October 12, 1492.

Last year, the city voted to change it to Indigenous People's Day because of how the Native Americans were treated after the arrival of European settlers.

At least eight states and 130 cities have legally changed the holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day, including Wisconsin, where Gov.

Some have replaced Columbus Day with other titles related to the Native American community.

The city council designated August 9 as Indigenous People's Day in Cleveland. Washington, D.C., is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day this year under a temporary measure.

The president also acknowledged Columbus's Italian heritage, praising the Italian-American contributions to the United States as well as the continued alliance with Italy.

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