People Before Profit Galway want to see the Christopher Columbus monument near the Spanish Arch taken down, following the removal of statues across the world during anti-racism demonstrations. Over the weekend, a statue of English slave owner Edward Colston in Bristol was dragged to the ground and thrown in a river by protesters. Now PBP Galway are calling for the removal of such monuments in Galway – such as the Columbus monument in the city and a plaque to Richard ‘Dick’ Dowling in Tuam. PBP say that having a monument to Columbus in Galway that ‘displays no recognition of his genocidal brutality’ is disrespectful to all those who died through his actions. Separately – in a radio interview yesterday – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said there are some statues in Ireland “that we need to talk about”. What do you think? Ciara hears from listeners
Should Galway's Christopher Columbus monument be taken down?
People Before Profit Galway want to see the Christopher Columbus monument near the Spanish Arch t...
14.21 10 Jun 2020
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