And that group made it clear to the mayor that if the city follows through and removes the statue, ISDA would take legal action. Native American activists have long objected to honoring Columbus, saying that
You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! All rights reserved. It’s obviously very concerning and disappointing,” New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said, according to the paper. © 2020 Cox Media Group. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, log in to manage your profile and account. PITTSBURGH — The future of the Christopher Columbus statue overlooking Schenley Park appears all but sealed. “A change is gonna come,” a woman with a megaphone reportedly sang, according to the Register. And I get a statue.'" (Associated Press). Legal battle brewing over Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park, Mayor Peduto recommends removing statue of Christopher Columbus from Schenley Park, Brianna Chambers, Cox Media Group National Content Desk, Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content, Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk, Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk, Peduto recommended to remove the statue and place it in a private setting, RELATED: Pittsburgh’s Christopher Columbus statue covered after Mayor Peduto recommends its removal, Gov. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. It has already filed an injunction against the city of Pittsburgh to prevent the statue’s removal. David Aaro is a Reporter at Fox News Digital based in New York City. “This is absolutely absurd that they would allow this to happen," one resident told the paper. Philadelphia's public art must reflect the people and spirit of our city, not divide us. Peduto recommended to remove the statue and place it in a private setting in the Italian community, saying they have to respect the views of others and provide proper context. NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT, NEW JERSEY TO REQUIRE 14-DAY QUARANTINE FOR INDIVIDUALS TRAVELING FROM STATES HIT WITH CORONAVIRUS SURGE. The city’s Art Commission is expected to give final approval in a matter of weeks, and the ISDA did not respond to Channel 11′s request for comment. Although the city's legal team is reviewing the stay, a judge has partially granted it until the city responds if they plan to move forward with the conditions set forth by the Historical and Art Commissions, she said in a brief statement. The removal of the Christopher Columbus statue in Philadelphia comes amid nationwide calls to remove historic statues that many people believe don't show an accurate picture of history. (CNN)The Philadelphia Art Commission, which approves the design and location of construction projects and public art on city property, voted Wednesday to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus in Marconi Plaza.