Protesters to call for removal of Columbus statue in Buffalo


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Across the country, there’s a growing movement to change the name of “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous Peoples Day.”

Many say Christopher Columbus didn’t actually discover America, since indigenous people were already living here.

A rally will take place at the Columbus statue at the corner of Porter Ave. and Niagara St.

Protesters will be calling on City Council and Mayor Byron Brown to move the statue and rename the park.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News tips

Do you have a news tip or breaking news to share with WFXR?  Submit your tip here.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form