Christopher Columbus statue torn down at Minneapolis Capitol

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  • A group of protesters have pulled down a statue of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in Saint Paul, Minnesota on June 10. It is the latest U.S. monument to be torn down amid continuing nationwide anger over the death of George Floyd.

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    George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.

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