Buffalo's Columbus statue vandalized on Columbus Day

Posted at 10:36 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 16:42:28-04

Vandals have hit a familiar target in Buffalo - a monument to Christopher Columbus.

Someone used a red substance to deface the statue in Columbus Park on the city's west side.

 Last August, vandals covered the monument with red paint. 

On Columbus Day 2016, someone put a black garbage bag over the statue's head and wrote "Columbus was a slaver and a rapist" in chalk on the sidewalk underneath it.

Last year, a petition called on members of the Buffalo Common Council to remove the statue and rename the park. Lawmakers, however, chose not to take any action.

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