Baltimore’s Columbus statue gets dumped in the harbor pic.twitter.com/ZwuNcqAH6d
— J. M. Giordano photo (@jmgpix) July 5, 2020
During anti-racism protests in Baltimore, Maryland, a statue of Christopher Columbus was pulled down and thrown into the city’s Inner Haarbor on the night of 4th July. The protestors assert that men like Christopher Columbus were responsible for the genocide and the exploitation of native people in the Americas.
After the brutal killing of George Floyd, protestors have targeted dozens of the 771 Confederate statues and monuments in the US.
A monument dedicated to King Leopold II of Belgium whose colonisation of the Congo killed more than 10 million people, and tortured, enslaved and starved millions of others, has been removed.
They find Christopher Columbus is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of native peoples in the Americas.