NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Another statue of Christopher Columbus is being taken down, this one in Connecticut.
There were cheers in New Haven‘s Wooster Square as the statue was removed from its pedestal.READ MORE: 1960s Civil Rights Activist Robert Moses Dies At Age 86 NYPD: Group Lighting Fireworks In Queens Attacked Man Walking Dog When He Complained About Noise
A judge denied an injunction filed Tuesday by the Italian-American Heritage Group of New Haven.
Those who oppose keeping the statue say Christopher Columbus is painful to Indigenous people.MORE NEWS: See It: Ramapo Police Officer Helps Rescue Raccoon With Head Stuck In Can
Supporters acknowledge Columbus wasn’t perfect, but say he holds historical importance in this country.