|A STATUE OF Christopher Columbus in Richmond in the US state of Virginia has been torn down by protesters, set on fire and then thrown into a lake.|
The figure was toppled less than two hours after protesters gathered in the US city’s Byrd Park were chanting for the statue to be taken down, it was reported.
After the figure was removed from its pedestal by protesters using several ropes, a sign that reads “Columbus represents genocide” was placed on the spray-painted foundation that once held the statue. It was then set on fire and rolled into a lake in the park, NBC reported.
The Mayor here has shit his pants and has taken down the statue