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New Britain advances review of Columbus statue removal

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - New Britain's Common Council has advanced a measure that would remove a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus from a city park. The council heard from residents and others for more than two hours Thursday before voting to refer a resolution for removal to committee for review. The Administration, Finance and Law Committee will analyze the cost of removing the statue from McCabe Park and where it should be taken. Columbus statues have been removed in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, New London, Norwalk and Middletown over what opponents say is the explorer's role in the genocide and exploitation of native peoples in the Americas.


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