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Militant US Antifa calls for ‘Deface Columbus Day’

Christopher Columbus statues have been facing the wrath of Antifa since August, with a militant antifa group calling for a “Deface Columbus Day” on 9 October in a coordinated campaign to deface and destroy historical monuments deemed "racist".

Published: September 23, 2017, 12:47 pm

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    The extremists have proposed the use of hashtags like #FuckColumbusDay and #DestroyCapitalism on social media to promote awareness of their actions.

    Even though the famous Renaissance explorer who is said to have discovered the Americas, probably never thought of his quest in terms of politically correct speech, in New York, a Columbus statue was beheaded at the end of last month.

    Antifa vandals were also responsible for the destruction of the oldest Christopher Columbus monument just a week earlier, leaving grafitti reading: “Racism: Tear it down” and “The future is racial and economic justice”.

    US-History.com noted: “Even his most ardent admirers acknowledge that Columbus was self-centered, ruthless, avaricious, and a racist.”

    The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement has released a press statement calling adherents take action and “decorate” their neighbourhoods and parks. The group even published a promotional vandalism video for the event.

    Daily Caller reported that the New York-based Abolitionist Movement currently hosts anti-police workshops for Antifa members, with calls for violence against the police and armed insurrection.

    Their press release on It’s Going Down includes the following:

    The battles lines have been drawn and white supremacists are on notice. White nationalist statues are crumbling all over the US as our collective revolutionary power is growing. As the monuments of white supremacist society fall we must continue to make it clear that their reign of terror is coming to an end.

    For the occasion of Columbus Day, October 9th, one of the most vile ‘holidays’ of the year, the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is calling for collectives all over the country to take action against this day and in support of indigenous people in the US and abroad who have been victims of colonialism and genocide.

    The Knights of Columbus, an influential Catholic group, proclaimed 12 Ocober to be Columbus Day, a national holiday. In 1971, the holiday date was changed to the second Monday in October.

    The first Columbus Day celebration recorded in the United States was held in New York in 1792, on the day in 1492 that Columbus and his ships made landfall not in Asia, as the explorer believed, but on an island in the Caribbean Sea.

    Berkeley, California, replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in 1992 to honor the original inhabitants of the Caribbean islands where Columbus had made landfall.

    Columbus became famous for his discoveries, but the continent had also been visited by Vikings some 500 years earlier. It is presented as an historical fact that the explorer owned a copy of Ptolemy’s Geography — written at the height of the Roman Empire, 1 300 years before his first voyage, suggesting that he knew the earth was round.

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