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Christopher Columbus Statue Removed From Coit Tower

San Francisco Examiner-


A city work crew removed a statue of Christopher Columbus near Coit Tower early Thursday morning.

The statue of the controversial explorer, who is known to have committed atrocities on indigenous peoples, has been vandalized repeatedly in recent years and is the subject of more than one circulating petition calling for its removal.

Recreation and Parks Director Phil Ginsburg issued a statement saying statues of Columbus “have become upsetting symbols of oppression and racism in cities across the country.”

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