By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — On the eve of Columbus Day, Pittsburgh’s Columbus statue in Schenley Park was wrapped in plastic.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Warn Of Severe Consequences For Roaming Packs Of Off-Road Vehicles
This came after Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and the city’s Art Commission recommended the statue’s removal.
This has angered members of the Italian-American community, who say it is in insult to their heritage.READ MORE: Stop AAPI Hate: 3,800 Anti-Asian-American Racist Incidents Reported Since Pandemic's Start
- Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Says The Columbus Statue In Schenley Park Should Be Removed
- Art Commission Votes To Remove Christopher Columbus Monument In Schenley Park
- Pittsburgh Art Commission Holding Public Comment Period Regarding Columbus Statue
- Christopher Columbus Statue In Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park Vandalized
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.MORE NEWS: Assistant Pine-Richland Football Coach Believes Coaching Staff Was Victim Of Power Grab By School Officials
Pittsburgh’s statue will remain, pending a final vote by the Art Commission.