By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — On the eve of Columbus Day, Pittsburgh’s Columbus statue in Schenley Park was wrapped in plastic.

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This came after Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and the city’s Art Commission recommended the statue’s removal.

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This has angered members of the Italian-American community, who say it is in insult to their heritage.

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Native Americans say that Columbus committed atrocities, including genocide.

Many other cities, including Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, and Columbus have removed their statues.

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Pittsburgh’s statue will remain, pending a final vote by the Art Commission.