Lateshia Beachum and Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, June 10, 2020
Statues honoring Christopher Columbus were destroyed and disfigured in Boston and Richmond overnight Wednesday — the latest in a wave of attacks on historic monuments by George Floyd protesters.
On Wednesday at 12:30 a.m., Boston Police Department officers responded to a call about vandalism to the city’s Columbus statue, Sgt. Detective John Boyle told The Washington Post.
A member of the media went to check on the statue and noticed that it had been beheaded, he said. Fragments and pieces of the structure were found nearby.
In Virginia, a few dozen people gathered in Richmond’s Byrd Park to see a bronze statue of Columbus submerged face down on the edge of Fountain Lake.