Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Remove 'immoral' Columbus statue*

Activists deliver letter to deputy mayor:

'RENAME SQUARE': Shabaka Kambon, left, director of the Cross Rhodes Freedom Project, presents a letter to Deputy Mayor of Port of Spain Hillan Morean yesterday at City Hall, Port of Spain. Looking on is Roger Belix, president of the Partners For First Peoples Development. —Photo: ROBERT TAYLOR

Shabaka Kambon, director of the Trinidad and Tobago chapter of the Cross Rhodes Freedom Project, is calling upon Port of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez to convene a meeting so that they can discuss removal of the Christopher Columbus monument at Independence Square, Port of Spain.  They also want Columbus Square renamed in honour of one of the indigenous heroes who fought against Spanish genocide, slavery and the concentration camps that were set up in Trinidad.

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