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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