US: Christopher Columbus statue toppled, thrown into Baltimore harbor

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A group of protesters toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus and tossed it into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Saturday night, the same day that US President Donald Trump vowed to protect the “American way of life” that began when “Columbus discovered America.” Demonstrators used ropes to pull down the monument, located near the city’s Little Italy neighborhood, according to media reports. Toppling the Columbus statue was part of the “re-examination taking place nationally and globally around some of these monuments and statues that may represent different things to different people,” The Baltimore Sun newspaper quoted Lester Davis, a spokesman for Democratic Mayor Bernard Young as saying.