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Buffalo's Columbus statue vandalized on Columbus Day

Columbus statue vandalized again in Buffalo
Columbus statue vandalized again in Buffalo
Columbus statue vandalized again in Buffalo
Columbus statue vandalized again in Buffalo
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 Change.org 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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