Christopher Columbus Statue Spray Painted in NYC's Central Park

Christopher Columbus Statue Spray Painted in NYC's Central Park

Christopher Columbus Statue Spray Painted in NYC's Central Park

A graffitied and apparently bloodied Christopher Columbus statue stood in Central Park Tuesday, as the heated debate over what to do with such controversial monuments continues across the nation.

Police were notified of the incident around 8:45 a.m.

"I think it's a good look, honestly", Christen Clifford told the outlet regarding the graffiti, which she saw Tuesday morning after taking her child to school.

Columbus Day is a national holiday held on the second Monday in October to celebrate the explorer's landing in the New World in 1492.

But with the widespread vandalism and dismantling of Confederate monuments that followed deadly demonstrations over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month, anger over other historical figures has spread.

In the wake of the Charlottesville protests over a Robert E Lee statue, some have called to remove the Columbus statutes around ny.

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New York Police Department Hate Crime Task Force is assisting with the investigation.

A Christopher Columbus statue in Central Park was vandalized, police said on September 12, 2017.

Some blamed the mayor, Bill de Blasio, who has appointed a commission to review New...

"I think you know no one's flawless, and he discovered America", U.S. Sen.

Lehman says that a plaque could be added to the bust describing the pros and cons of Columbus' accomplishments.

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