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Columbus Statue In Chicago Defaced



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CHICAGO (CBS) — In the second act of vandalism in three days, a statue of Christopher Columbus was found defaced in the Little Italy neighborhood on Columbus Day.

Red paint was splattered on the statue in Arrigo Park, and the words “mass murderer” and “decolonise” [sic] were spray painted on the sidewalk next to it.

The same statue also was vandalized early Saturday. Police said three males on bicycles were spotted defacing the statue shortly after midnight, and the suspects tried to ride away when a witness confronted them.

No one was in custody for Monday’s vandalism.



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  1. It doesn’t surprise me. Immigrants, sorry “immigrants,” for the past 40 years haven’t assimilated. Their alien children have grown up here, largely, without actually acquiring the civic attributes of a model American citizen. This is because of the public school system, primarily, but also “immigrant” antipathy, resentment, jealousy and the Democrat platform for the last 20 years.