Mexico removes Christopher Columbus statue before annual protest

10/12/2020

Source: Al Jazeera

The Mexican government has removed a prominent bronze statue of Christopher Columbus and surrounded another with high metal fencing ahead of an annual protest that marks the explorer’s arrival in the Americas in 1492.

The removed statue of the 15th-century Italian navigator, along with four Catholic friars, towered over one of the Mexico City’s main traffic circles for decades.

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