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US Chicago mayor planning to remove Christopher Columbus statue at Grant Park

11:16  24 july  2020
11:16  24 july  2020 Source:   cnn.com

New York man arrested in connection with beheading of Christopher Columbus statue in Connecticut

  New York man arrested in connection with beheading of Christopher Columbus statue in Connecticut A man from Port Chester, N.Y., was arrested Thursday in connection with the beheading of a Christopher Columbus statue in Connecticut, The Hartford Courant reported. Brandon Ambrose, 22, turned himself in to the police in Waterbury, Conn., according to the Courant.The monument to the Italian explorer and colonizer was found decapitated outside Waterbury City Hall on July 4.Ambrose was charged with criminal mischief, desecration of property and larceny. He was released on $1,500 bond.

Chicago police keep watch as Chicago Park District workers fence off the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park on July 18, 2020, after protesters tried to take it down the previous night. In her statement Saturday, Lightfoot said that details for the plan to review public statues will be forthcoming.

The mayor of Columbus , Ohio, announced Thursday the city plans to remove the Christopher That does not represent our great city , and we will no longer live in the shadow of our ugly past,” Mayor Andrew J. Ginther said. “Now is the right time to replace this statue with artwork that demonstrates

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is planning to remove the Christopher Columbus statue from Grant Park, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.

a group of people standing next to a traffic light: Protesters near the Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago. © Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/Getty Images Protesters near the Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago.

The controversial statue was the scene of a confrontation between Chicago Police and protesters last Friday that left several officers injured.

On July 17, a large group of protesters tried to bring down the statue, Chicago police said. Eighteen officers were injured during the demonstration as they were "providing security and protecting their First Amendment right to peaceful assembly," the department said in a statement.

Tensions erupt in downtown Chicago as police clash with crowd attempting to topple Columbus statue

  Tensions erupt in downtown Chicago as police clash with crowd attempting to topple Columbus statue Tensions boiled over between protesters and law enforcement in Chicago Friday after demonstrators vandalized and tried to take down a statue of Christopher Columbus. © Getty Images Tensions erupt in downtown Chicago as police clash with crowd attempting to topple Columbus statue Video surfaced of protesters spray painting the statue and calling Columbus a "murderer" before physical clashes with police began.Protesters surround statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park in #chicago shouting "Columbus was a murderer!" @BLMChi @GKMC18 @Sarah4Justice #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.

A bronze statue of explorer Christopher Columbus is installed in Chicago 's Grant Park , in the U.S. state of Illinois. It was created by Milanese-born sculptor Carlo Brioschi, and installed in 1933.

Protesters clashed with Chicago police officers at the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park on Friday night.

Some people in the crowd used rocks, fireworks, frozen bottles and other objects to attack officers, the statement said.

About 12 people were arrested and could potentially face charges that may include battery to a police officer, mob action, and/or other felonies, the statement added.

Statues of Columbus -- a controversial figure in US history -- along with Confederate statues, have been targeted and in some cases removed as racial reckoning occurs across the country following the death of George Floyd. Floyd's death at the hands of police sparked outrage and protests across the country and reignited a national conversation about race, police brutality and social injustice.


Video: Portland protester arrest video shared widely online (CNN)

Chicago police video shows 'ambush' of officers at Grant Park Columbus statue, authorities say

  Chicago police video shows 'ambush' of officers at Grant Park Columbus statue, authorities say Chicago's top cop said his officers were ambushed during violent clashes between protesters and police last week near a statue of Christopher Columbus as objects were hurled at officers during heated confrontations between the groups. © Provided by FOX News The brutal attack on police near the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park sent 18 officers to the hospital; Matt Finn reports from Chicago.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday that statues of Christopher Columbus should not be torn down in The Columbus statue in Grant Park was reportedly spraypainted with the Black Lives Matter Another statue in the city 's Little Italy neighborhood was also tagged with the word "killer."

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, has come out strongly against sending federal agents into her city . After the report came out that the DHS was planning to send federal officers to Chicago , Lightfoot Several CPD officers have been injured protecting the statue from rioters, who have been

Tucker Carlson: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot takes orders from agents of chaos .
What makes Lightfoot unusual is the remarkably aggressive way that she lies. Lightfoot says things that are so implausible, they could be part of a comedy routine. But she’s not joking. She expects you to believe every word of it. The mayor blames Chicago’s violence on — of all people — Republicans. “Why are we engaged in such violence?” Lightfoot asked at a news conference Wednesday. “Because there’s too many damn guns on our streets. And why is that so? Because the Republican leadership for way too long, including this president, refuses to even have a conversation about commonsense gun reform.

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