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- Apr 12, 2019
A score of people gathered on Tuesday under the statue of Christopher Columbus, located in front of the Primate Cathedral of America, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to demand that the monument to the admiral be removed from this emblematic point of the capital.
"We don't want Columbus here," said those attending the protest, the first to be called in the Dominican Republic against the exaltation of the navigator.
The activists carried signs expressing their rejection of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Day because they considered that it commemorates a genocide and spread two large fabrics on the ground, one of them calling Columbus a rapist.
During the act of protest, the attendees, in similar numbers to the police officers who guarded the place, made a circle while one man played a flute and another, a traditional percussion instrument.
For the arithmetically challenged, a score is 20.