Anger spread in the United States as statues of Christopher Columbus were demolished in many American cities by protesters. In Boston, the famous explorer's statue was decapitated on Wednesday.
In Richmond, Virginia, a statue was thrown into a lake. In Miami, Florida, another statue of Christopher Columbus located in a park was also vandalized.
In Boston during a 2015 protest, vandals covered the statue in red paint with the inscription Black lives matter. "This statue has been the subject of repeated vandalism here in Boston, and given the discussions that we are certainly having right now in our city of Boston and across the country, we will also take the time to assess the historical significance "of the incident, said Mayor Marty Walsh.
In Richmond, Virginia , Tuesday evening, protesters destroyed a statue of Christopher Columbus in the city center and threw it into a lake. The Italian explorer, one of the first Europeans to have visited the American continent, is criticized among other things for his treatment of the American Indians, a term that is offensive to many on the left who refer to the ethnic group as Native Americans.