North End Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized

Ashley Troutman, My Fox Boston, June 30, 2015

The Christopher Columbus statue that graces the waterfront in Boston’s North End was vandalized on Monday night.

The statue is covered in red paint and had the words “Black Lives Matter” written on the back of the foundation block that the white marble statue stands on.

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Chris Cook, parks commissioner, said, “We encourage discourse but this is not the way to do it you don’t want to destroy public property.”

This isn’t the first time the statue has been targeted. In 2006, someone took the head and it was found six days later.

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