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Anti-Trump Graffiti Spray-Painted On 124-Year-Old Bronze Columbus Statue

By DNAinfo Staff | November 9, 2016 1:44pm | Updated on November 9, 2016 1:49pm
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LITTLE ITALY — A prominent statue of Christopher Columbus in Little Italy was tagged with anti-Trump graffiti after the election Tuesday.

The statue, which sits atop a fountain in Arrigo Park near Loomis and Polk streets on the Near West Side, was hit with red spraypaint.

"F--- Trump" was painted on the front of it. "Racist F--- You" was painted on the back.

A concrete wall next to the statue was tagged with a message saying "Blacks Queer Trans Lives Matter." Another message said "And Still I Rise."

Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Sculptor Moses Ezekiel's statue of Columbus has been at the park since 1966. It was first exhibited in the Italian pavilion at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.


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