In a 8-0 vote, the Philadelphia Art Commission has voted to remove the Christopher Columbus Statue in Marconi square.
Late June, after weeks of confrontations between protesters and police, Mayor Jim Kenney said he would “seek the removal” of the Christopher Columbus statue at Marconi Plaza.
#Breaking: Following weeks of protests, physical confrontations and allegations of police bias, Mayor Jim Kenney announced the city intends to “seek the removal” of the Christopher Columbus statue in Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia. https://t.co/zndRsXtCV5 pic.twitter.com/3zMwWP8S5Y
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) June 24, 2020
However, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the removal is pending a judge’s ruling no a motion preventing moving the statue.