Brittney Verner, KSDK-TV, October 7, 2018
The Christopher Columbus statue in Tower Grove Park has sparked controversy throughout St. Louis. It’s because a local group is calling for it to be removed.
However, some people in the area had mixed feelings about whether or not it should come down.
Andrew McCausland was one of those people, he said he doesn’t think it shows a true representation of the actual history.
He believes the true history behind the genocide of Native Americans needs to be included on the statue as well.
And other onlookers like Wayne Scott had mixed feeling as well.
“If Native Americans aren’t offended, then I don’t think it’s something we should be making a big deal about,” Scott said.
And although neither of them was sure it should be removed, both men agreed that something needs to change.
Some of the people who are against the statue will be protesting to express why they are asking for the statue to be removed. The protest will take place in front of the statue in Tower Grove Park on Columbus Day from 12 to 2 p.m.