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Protesters gather at the Columbus statue, now covered, Monday evening.

‘Feeling of hope’ on Indigenous Peoples’ Day as City prepares Columbus statue removal

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor October 13, 2020
As a child, Miguel Sague III often walked by the Christopher Columbus statue near Phipps Conservatory and wondered why a man who killed his ancestors had a monument. Sague, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, is a member of the Taíno people — the first Indigenous group that Christopher Columbus encountered on his expedition in 1492.
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