Detroit’s Columbus statue gets ax to face

DETROIT, MI (WLNS) – Monday is Columbus Day. It’s a day set aside to celebrate the anniversary of when Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas, more than 500 years ago.

As controversy grows about Columbus, due to his impact on native populations, a statue of the Italian explorer in Detroit was defaced in a novel way.

Someone taped an axe to Columbus’ head and splashed red paint down his chest.

According to our media partners at MLive, the display was on the statue for most of the day.

That’s until an urban explorer from out of town climbed up and removed it because he thought it was disrespectful.

That statue is more than 100 hundred years old.

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