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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...

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14.21 10 Jun 2020


Should Galway's Christopher Columbus monument be taken down?


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14.21 10 Jun 2020


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 

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