Indigenous Peoples' Rally In Boston Ahead Of Columbus Day

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The ongoing movement to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day has new life in Boston this year, with protesters gathering on Boston Common Saturday ahead of the upcoming holiday.

The City recently announced plans to relocate the beheaded Christopher Columbus Statue to a housing development in the North End. The Italian-American Alliance wanted it back on its original perch, but they said they're satisfied with the new location.

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The United American Indians of New England, however, are not. The Facebook event for Saturday's protest on the Common says they are "sick and tired of being ignored." They planned to meet at Park Street station at noon for a march entitled "Sinking Columbus."

In addition to demanding the City remove the Columbus statue for good, the group said it would also be pressuring Mayor Marty Walsh to change the name of Monday's holiday.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer reports:

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