CDMX government removes Columbus statue on Paseo de la Reforma

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As a restorative measure, the Secretary of the Government of Mexico City (Secgob) noted this Saturday that the Columbus statue, without specifying whether they also did it for the demonstration that will take place next Monday on one more anniversary of the Discovery of America, or also called “Day of race”.

“With the support of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the National Center for the Conservation and Registry of Movable Artistic Heritage (Cencropam), the statue will be analyzed and restored within the process of attention to the sculptural heritage of Paseo de la Reforma “.

This monument was the first in 1877 to settle in Paseo de la Reforma, one of the most emblematic roads of the Mexican capital.

It should be noted that different groups had called through social networks the march called “We’re gonna tear it down& rdquor ;, hinting that they were going to remove the statue of Columbus, as well as others like it.

“We assume as a sovereign act the demolition of execrable monuments and as a tribute to the millions of indigenous and Afro-descendants massacred, our ancestors. We honor his memory and his struggle. We dematerialize the unique versions of the story, “they said in a statement.

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