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Group celebrates with dance and celebration around remaining Christopher Columbus pedestal

Posted at 5:02 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 23:37:49-04

BALTIMORE — Saturday night, they tore it down and tossed it into the harbor.

On Sunday, they celebrated the toppled Christopher Columbus statue in Little Italy.

A large group of protesters took down the Christopher Columbus statue at the entrance to Little Italy and threw it into the Inner Harbor.

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In the video, the statue can be heard breaking into several pieces as it crashes to the ground. The statue stood there for 36 years.

A group called Indigenous Strong held a dance and celebration around the remaining pedestal Sunday afternoon.

Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott wrote a statement in support of Baltimore’s Italian-American and indigenous community, saying he suggested the last administration remove this statue.

In a statement, Gov. Larry Hogan says while he supports peaceful protests and constructive dialogue, lawlessness, vandalism, and destruction of public property is completely unacceptable, he said “Baltimore City leaders need to regain control of their own streets."

Baltimore Police have not released any updates on any arrests.