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Columbus in South Chicago Has Lefted the Building “Victory Rally” of the Removal of the Statute. Aug, 2020.1

By ABC News https://abc7chicago.com/christopher-columbus-statue-chicago-mayor-lightfoot-controversial/6344572/
CHICAGO (WLS) — A third statue of Christopher Columbus has been taken down in Chicago Friday morning.

This statue was located at Exchange and Chicago avenues in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Earlier this week, 15th Ward Alderman Susan Sadlowski Garza told the Sun-Times she has been talking to city officials about taking down the statue following the removal of the Columbus statues in Grant Park and Little Italy.

Christopher Columbus statue in South Chicago taken down 1 week after Grant Park, Little Italy statues removed

CHICAGO (WLS) — A third statue of Christopher Columbus has been taken down in Chicago Friday morning.
This statue was located at Exchange and Chicago avenues in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Earlier this week, 15th Ward Alderman Susan Sadlowski Garza told the Sun-Times she has been talking to city officials about taking down the statue following the removal of the Columbus statues in Grant Park and Little Italy.

WATCH: Crews remove Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park

Crews remove a statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park Friday morning.

In a statement, the city said, “Following public safety concerns over planned demonstrations similar to the one in Grant Park two weeks ago, the City has temporarily relocated the Christopher Columbus statue at Drake Fountain in the South Chicago neighborhood until further notice. This temporary relocation is part of an effort to prevent individuals from pulling down statues in an extremely dangerous manner, which has created unsafe situations for protestors and police, as well as residents of the surrounding community.

“To ensure a safe process for residents to express their support or concerns over any of Chicago’s monuments, memorials, and murals, the City will be announcing a formal framework to assess such works in partnership with our local communities.”

Mayor cites ‘public safety concerns’ in decision to remove Columbus statues in Grant Park, Little Italy

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