Movement to change Columbus Day gaining momentum

<p>The movement to abolish Columbus Day and change it to the Indigenous Peoples Day is gaining momentum.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 9, 2017, 10:41 AM

Updated 2,416 days ago

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The movement to abolish Columbus Day and change it to the Indigenous Peoples Day is gaining momentum.
Los Angeles recently became the biggest city to stop honoring the Italian explorer.
Austin, Texas also followed suit last week.
The gesture to recognize victims of European colonialism has also outraged Italian-Americans, saying eliminating their festival of ethnic pride is culturally insensitive.
Around 35,000 people are expected to march in today's Columbus Day parade in Manhattan.


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