Guatemala protesters disavow colonialism, Columbus, aiming at statues

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Protesters in Guatemala tried to topple a Christopher Columbus statue on Tuesday amid protests against the treatment of Indigenous people by European colonizers.
GUATEMALA CITY — Protesters in Guatemala tried to topple a Christopher Columbus statue on Tuesday amid protests against the treatment of Indigenous people by European conquerors, the latest effort in a global movement to re-examine symbols of the colonial era.

The demonstrations coincided with Hispanic Heritage Day, commemorated worldwide to mark Columbus' arrival to the Americas, but which has faced criticism for not recognizing the disastrous effects on Indigenous people, many of whom were enslaved or died of diseases brought by the foreigners.

In Guatemala's capital on Tuesday, a group of people strained to dismantle a towering Columbus statue by pulling a long rope…
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