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Citizen complaint of the day: Red-stained protest at Christopher Columbus Park

Base of former Christopher Columbus statue in his epnonymous North End park

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the protest graffiti on the base where Christopher Columbus used to stand in the North End until he was decapitated last year.

With no statue left to deface or knock down, the protester could only spray paint messages on the base and on the sign that tells you the name of the park.

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Than to discover something that was already there and lots of people knew about, and then try to destroy it

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That should be fill in the blank:
"No better way to honor Indigenous Peoples than __________________."

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The Keebler people were very upset.

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The monument is on a filled part of the harbor.

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;-)

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There are a lot of old ship hulks, ship ballast (rocks), and in there so you can smirk, but this was being slowly filled in before Atlantic Avenue opened in 1848. It wasn't just fill from Boston's hills, which a lot of Beacon Hill is now the Bulfinch Triangle and South Station is Fort Hill.

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UHub readers interested in learning further about land making in Boston might consult “Gaining Ground: A History of Landmaking in Boston” by Nancy Seasholes, the definitive work on the subject.

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Oh dear my monocole

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Is a vandal and should be charged with defacing private property.

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are private property..

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Columbus Day was created as an Italian Heritage day and not as a celebration of Columbus. Therefore anyone defacing the statue around what would be the celebration of that day is defacing Italian heritage and therefore committing a hate crime. We should seek out this racist vandal and punish them.

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Do not call anyone a tomato or people around here will have fainting spells.

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That’s like saying we should have a holiday called Adolf Hitler day to celebrate German Americans. If it was to celebrate Italian Americans shouldn’t it celebrate an Italian American, and one who did something benevolent?

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...reaching that far.

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Farrrrrrrr in the distance…

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...than someone who's story and reputation is a lie propped up by generations of incorrectly or poorly attributed history. And if that's going to happen in this country, shouldn't that honor go to an Italian American?

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