Christoper Columbus Statue Vandalized in NYC With Blunt Message: "Something's Coming"

Christoper Columbus Statue Vandalized in NYC With Blunt Message:

Christoper Columbus Statue Vandalized in NYC With Blunt Message: "Something's Coming"

The Christopher Columbus Statue in Central Park was discovered vandalized Tuesday morning.

A statue of Christopher Columbus was vandalized in Central Park in NY. The discovery was made at about 7 a.m.by an employee of the Central Park Conservancy, who called police. The statue's hands were also painted a bloody red, with the hashtag #SOMETHINGSCOMING written at its base.

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"A paper sign stuck to the statue read "save your soul" and "#somethingscoming". Also in August, red paint was splattered on a Columbus statue in Buffalo.

Recent events such as the violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, have reignited attention on controversial monuments in American history.

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"It bothers me to see [the graffiti]". She said the vandalism reflects much of what is happening in the world at the moment, but she added that it does bother her to see it, as it is destructive, not positive. She said it was the first thing she had seen in NY that saddened her and made her angry, adding there are legal ways to protest.

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