NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — The New Britain Common Council has voted to remove the city’s Christopher Columbus statue Wednesday evening.
The council voted 10-4 in favor of removing the statue from McCabe Park. The resolution is now with the mayor.
Some people believe the statue is a symbol of hatred and oppression toward indigenous people. Others argue it’s an important part of Italian-American Heritage.
There is not word yet on when the statue will be taken down or where it will be moved to.