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Columbus statues damaged, destroyed in Massachusetts, Virginia

Statues of Christopher Columbus were damaged in Boston and Richmond, Va., as protesters angered by the death of George Floyd have continued to direct some of their frustration toward monuments, including Confederate statues, that they consider to be symbols of racism.

In Boston, the head of a statue of Columbus in the city’s North End neighborhood was removed overnight on Tuesday, and pieces of it were found nearby, Sgt. Detective John Boyle of the Boston police said on Wednesday. Detectives were investigating the incident, he said.

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