Christopher Columbus Statue Defaced in Chicago on Columbus Day

Breitbart | 10/9/2017 | Staff
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A statue of Christopher Columbus was vandalized in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood Monday, the latest example of the anti-monument furor on display among left-wing activists.

CBS Chicago reports that red paint was splattered on the statue in Arrigo Park with the words “mass murderer” and “decolonise” [sic] spray painted on the sidewalk next to it.

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The local outlet reports that it is the second act of vandalism in just a few days. On Saturday the statue was vandalized by three men on bikes just after midnight. Thirty-year-old Kyle Miskell has been charged with felony counts of criminal damage to government property, and criminal defacement of property related to that incident, according to CBS Chicago.

The incidents come amid a broader wave of anti-monument fervor among the left since the violence in August between left and right-wing protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Columbus and...
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