Nothing says screams hateful white supremacist louder than Christopher Columbus.
Local NYC politicians are calling for the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue near the southwest corner of Central Park.
Leading the charge to remove the statue is City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who called the famous Italian explorer a “controversial figure” at a rally on Monday.
Brooklyn City Council Member Jumaane Williams also tweeted his support for the statue’s removal from the aptly named Columbus Circle.
There are no brakes on this movement.
Yes #Please and #ThankYou @MMViverito no #Columbus #soonerthanlater https://t.co/BncyIGQp5Q