Christopher Columbus statues vandalized across New England

Crime

(WTNH) — Across New England on Columbus Day, people are taking stances, vandalizing statues of Christopher Columbus.

In Connecticut alone, vandals spray-painted on or around statues in four cities and towns, including Middletown, Bridgeport, Norwalk, and in New Haven’s Wooster Square over the weekend.Related Content: The history behind Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day

New Haven Police stepped up patrols, manning the statue in the city to prevent any more vandalism.

“I just happened to be walking my dog, came across the hoopla, and decided to check it out and saw that the statue had been defaced yet again for the second time in a couple weeks,” said Alexa Benner of New Haven. “It is 100 percent true, but there’s no need to deface a statue like that.”Related Content: Pride and protests for Columbus statue unveiling

A Columbus statue in Providence, R.I. was also vandalized. It was splashed with red paint along with the Communist hammer and sickle.Related Content: Christopher Columbus statue vandalized in New Haven

There have been no arrests.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Haven

Waterbury walk-in clinic

News /

Black church leaders in New Haven join forces with health center to vaccinate underserved residents

News /

Week-long COVID vaccine clinic for New Haven high school students 16+ kicks off today

News /

One dead, another in critical condition following head-on crash in West Haven

News /

This Week in CT: Waterbury mayor discusses plans for brass city

News /

Meriden PD: 38-year-old man dies due to gunshot wound

News /
More New Haven

Car crash into pole closes Route 82 in East Haddam

News /

'You’re doing more harm than good': Domestic ducks abandoned in Middletown park now in safe care

News /

Crews battle overnight structure fire in East Haddam

News /

Middletown announces plans for annual Fireworks Festival

News /

Easter Bunny gets second COVID shot in Old Saybrook ahead of holiday

News /

Durham teenager receives her dream boat through Make-A-Wish Connecticut

News /
More Middlesex

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss