Christopher Columbus Statue Defaced in San Fran

Some folks still have their panties in a twist over ol’ Chris!

Get over it already!

It’s a fuckin’ statue!

source: ABC NEWS 7 San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The Christopher Columbus statue near Coit Tower was vandalized Sunday.

Red paint covered the face of the controversial colonist, while the base of the statue had graffiti that read, “Destroy all monuments of genocide and kill all colonizers.”

“I think it’s a very symbolic action that makes sense given how controversial of a figure Columbus is………. To Native Americans he represents a lot of violence and the genocide towards their people.”

Elly Oltersdorf

Sara Golfieri, arrived from Italy two days ago. She views the vandalized statute as a disrespect to the Italian navigator.

“Very important and he’s a national hero in Italy because he discovered America.”

Sara Golfieri

In San Francisco, Columbus Day weekend is not celebrated, instead today is “Italian Heritage Day.”

Christopher Columbus statue vandalized near Coit Tower San Francisco

Calamity Jane