Christopher Columbus—Chula Vista, CA, USA

Christopher Columbus was removed in Chula Vista, CA, hours before a planned protest in favor of its removal.

The statue of Christopher Columbus in Chula Vista's Discovery Park was removed to storage before a planned protest.1 The city's action was out of concern for public safety.2

The statue had been the target of vandalism on prior occasions, including on “Columbus Day” in 20193 and in February of that same year.4

Christopher Columbus played an instrumental role in, among other crimes, the genocide of the Taíno and Arawak people.5

References


  1. Chula Vista puts Christopher Columbus statue in storage citing ‘public safety concerns’ ↩︎

  2. COLUMBUS STATUE PLACED IN STORAGE ↩︎

  3. Columbus Statue in Chula Vista Vandalized on Columbus Day ↩︎

  4. Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized in Chula Vista Park ↩︎

  5. What Became of the Taíno? ↩︎