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A statue of explorer Christopher Columbus was fenced off in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, as the city observed its first-ever “Indigenous Peoples Day” to replace the traditional Columbus Day holiday.
The statue was surrounded with chain-link fencing. It was also covered with a white cloth, which was later removed. It was not clear whether the city had arranged for the statue to be fenced off and covered. CBS Los Angeles reported that the city had given no indication that it would do so. However, other statues of Columbus in other cities have been defaced.
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As Breitbart News noted in August, the city voted over the summer to replace Columbus Day with “Indigenous Peoples Day,” noting the presence of Native American civilizations in the Americas before Columbus’s famous voyage to the New World in 1492.
The vote had been nearly unanimous on the Democratic Party-dominated city council, with the only real dissent coming from...
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