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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city’s Inner Harbor on Saturday night.

Demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument near the Little Italy neighborhood, news outlets reported.

Protesters mobilized by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police have called for the removal of statues of Columbus, Confederate figures and others.

They say the Italian explorer is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of native peoples in the Americas.

According to The Baltimore Sun, the statue was owned by the city and dedicated in 1984 by former Mayor William Donald Schaefer and President Ronald Reagan.

Statues of Columbus have also been toppled or vandalized in cities such as Miami; Richmond, Virginia; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Boston, where one was decapitated.

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Maryland Weather: Tornado Watches, Warnings Issued For Parts Of State

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Tornado watches and warnings are in effect as Tropical Storm Isaias makes its way towards Maryland.

The counties included in the watch include, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Harford, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester.

Tornado Watch for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Annes, St. Marys, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester and Baltimore City in MD until 12:00pm. #WJZ #mdwx

— Tim Williams WJZ (@TimWilliamsWJZ) August 4, 2020

The watch remains in effect until noon Tuesday.

The storm will move through the region quickly.

As for the tornado warnings, they have popped up as the storm moves through the region.

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