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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.

A spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young told The Sun the toppling of the statue is a part of a national and global reexamination over monuments “that may represent different things to different people.”

“We understand the dynamics that are playing out in Baltimore are part of a national narrative,” Lester Davis said.

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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Double Shooting Reported In Baltimore County; Police Investigating

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Two men were injured in a double shooting in Baltimore County Wednesday night, police said.

The shooting happened just before 8 p.m. in the 5200 block of Baltimore National Pike, just west of the city-county line. Officers responding to a report of an assault found two men who had been shot.

One of the men was shot in the upper body and the other was shot in the lower body, police said.

Both victims were taken to hospitals with serious injuries.

The suspect fled before police arrived.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

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