100-Year-Old Christopher Columbus Statue Torn Down by Terrorists

A nearly 100-year-old statue of the iconic explorer Christopher Columbus was torn down from its pedestal and thrown into a lake by far-left domestic terrorists in Richmond, Virginia, as reported by the New York Post.

The statue was first erected in Byrd Park in 1927, as a memorial to the man who discovered the “New World” that would eventually become America. The monument had become a favorite location for Italian-Americans to gather in celebration on Columbus Day, like several other iconic monuments to Columbus.

On Tuesday night, it is estimated that about 1,000 protesters, most likely affiliated with the domestic terrorist organization Antifa as well as Black Lives Matter, attacked the statue. Both the statue itself and its pedestal were defaced with graffiti, before the rioters used a rope to tear down the eight-foot statue itself. They then dragged the toppled statue about 200 feet to dump it into the lake at Byrd Park.

The destruction represents the ongoing efforts by far-left terrorists to destroy historic monuments and statues around the country, falsely accusing those who are commemorated of being racist. It started with efforts to tear down Confederate monuments, but has since spread to vandalism of such historic sites as the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial.

Rioters, displaying their ignorance of history, even recently defaced a monument to the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment in Boston, which was an all-black regiment that fought in the Union Army during the Civil War.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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