columbus park

Columbus Statue vandalized at Columbus Park. October 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Mike Baggerman
October 14, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Will the Columbus Statue at Columbus Park be vandalized again? That’s a worry for some each Columbus Day as individuals who are upset with Columbus’ actions expressed their displeasure by defacing the statue that faces Porter Avenue in the City of Buffalo. Last year, the...
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Columbus Statue vandalized at Columbus Park. October 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
October 08, 2018 - 11:07 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Columbus Statue at Columbus Park was vandalized on Monday morning. The vandalism came just hours before a planned protest at the park over the celebration of Christopher Columbus. This morning ahead of the planned protest at Columbus Park, the Columbus Statue was...
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Columbus Park on Porter Avenue in Buffalo. WBEN Photo
Mike Baggerman
October 08, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A protest will be held at Columbus Park at noon on Monday in response to Columbus Day. In a press release sent to WBEN, the protesters plan to demonstrate Columbus' role in murder, rape, and enslavement of indigenous peoples. You may remember our reporting from a year ago...
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AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
Mike Baggerman
October 09, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - For many, Columbus Day is just another random Monday off from work. But for others, Columbus Day represents mass murder, enslavement, and other atrocities. Brandon Absher, a founding member of the Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition, launched an online petition in August which...
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Screen capture of Change.org
Richard Root
August 24, 2017 - 5:54 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo is not immune to the rash of statue shaming sweeping the country. An online petition seeks to rename Columbus Park and get rid of its statue. The petition is actually four months old now, but has seen some action recently, no doubt thanks to the latest revisionism craze...
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