Philadelphia Art Commission votes to remove Columbus Statue in Marconi Plaza, Judge Orders Stay

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.

However, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the removal is pending a judge’s ruling no a motion preventing moving the statue.