Christopher Columbus statue toppled outside Minnesota Capitol | TheHill

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A group of activists tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus, the explorer widely credited wit...
h discovering North America for European powers, on Minnesota's state Capitol grounds Wednesday afternoon.

Video obtained by Fox 9 shows a group of activists posing next to the statue as it lays on the ground. Protesters apparently tied a rope to the monument and pulled it down. The news station reported that activists had threatened to do so earlier in the day.

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