June 16, 2020

Watch the Columbus Statue Get Removed From Tower Grove Park

Workers removed the Christopher Columbus statue early Tuesday morning from Tower Grove Park. We were there, along with a collection of joggers, bikers and anyone who could make it to the park in time. The small crowd cheered as the larger-than-life Columbus was hoisted off his base by a crane and then laid down on a flatbed truck to be driven away to an undisclosed location. Two guys in Hawaiian prints showed up a little later, shouted that removing the statue was the work of "fascists," argued with people and stormed off to sarcastic applause.

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Watch the Columbus Statue Get Removed From Tower Grove Park
Doyle Murphy
Watch the Columbus Statue Get Removed From Tower Grove Park
Doyle Murphy
Watch the Columbus Statue Get Removed From Tower Grove Park
Doyle Murphy
Watch the Columbus Statue Get Removed From Tower Grove Park
Doyle Murphy
Watch the Columbus Statue Get Removed From Tower Grove Park
Doyle Murphy
Watch the Columbus Statue Get Removed From Tower Grove Park
Doyle Murphy
Watch the Columbus Statue Get Removed From Tower Grove Park
Doyle Murphy
Watch the Columbus Statue Get Removed From Tower Grove Park
Doyle Murphy
Watch the Columbus Statue Get Removed From Tower Grove Park
Doyle Murphy
Watch the Columbus Statue Get Removed From Tower Grove Park
Doyle Murphy