Philadelphia Columbus statue to remain in box for parade, judge rules

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Judge Paula Patrick overturned a lower court's ruling on Friday that would've removed the box before the city of Brotherly Love appealed the decision.
A Christopher Columbus statue in Philadelphia will remain boxed up for the city's Columbus Day parade, a judge ruled on Saturday.

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

The statue, located in South Philly's Marconi Plaza where Sunday's parade will end, has been shut inside a wooden box since last summer's civil unrest, sparked by the police murder of George Floyd.

The statue and plaza became a site of several violent clashes between opposing protest groups.

The Italian explorer, often credited with discovering the New World has a complex legacy. For many Italian-Americans, Columbus is a cultural hero for his courageous exploits; but for many other indigenous peoples and minorities he is a symbol of…
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