- The Washington Times
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Christopher Columbus statue in New York City’s Central Park was found vandalized Tuesday morning, with the Italian explorer’s hands painted red and an ominous spray-painted hashtag: “#SomethingsComing.”

The 125-year-old statue near 65th St. Transverse and Center Drive was blocked off Tuesday, and crews cleaned up the vandalism, according to reports.

“Hate will not be tolerated,” was also spray-painted on the base of the statue.

Police said the vandalism is under investigation.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio last month announced a special commission on evaluating public monuments on city property amid national backlash over Confederate-era and other non-inclusive monuments.

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