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    Columbus, Ohio, named for Christopher Columbus, removing Christopher Columbus statue

    Columbus, Ohio says it will remove a statue of Christopher Columbus at city hall as soon as possible. Mayor Andrew Ginther announced Thursday that the statue will no longer stand in front of the government building, saying the symbol “does not represent our great city, and we will no longer live in the shadow of our ugly past.”

    H/T: thenewstribune

    "We as an Italian Community (Columbus Italian Club and Abruzzi Club included) have been COMPLETELY locked out of this conversation and completely ignored considering we facilitated the statue’s acquisition, delivery, and dedication in 1955,” the Columbus Piave Club said in a statement. “Furthermore, considering that we celebrate the anniversary of its unveiling every year on the site since 1955 and are not even given the courtesy of a mention in the press release of its removal.”

    “From an administration that preaches inclusion and diversity, we as a community find this extremely ironic," the statement said.

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