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Chicago Removes Columbus Statues; Agents Blocked: Protest Wrap - Bloomberg
Chicago took down two Christopher Columbus statues, after opponents of the monuments had clashed with supporters and police. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office said Friday the statues were temporarily removed because the demonstrations had become unsafe for protesters and officers. Chicago will assess other monuments, memorials and murals as well. And the city’s park district is considering renaming a park honoring Stephen Douglas, the Abraham Lincoln rival who owned slaves under his wife’s name.
“We thought it was a war out here," a neighbor said.