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Hundreds of protesters took to the steps of the Colorado State Capitol over the weekend to call for the state to abolish Columbus Day.
The protesters on Saturday called on Gov. Jared Polis (D) and state lawmakers to do away with the holiday they consider racist and replace it with Indigenous People’s Day instead, according to CBS 4 Denver.
The article goes on to state the following:
“It is time to abolish Columbus Day,” Glenn Morris, a member of Leadership Council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado, told the news outlet. “To celebrate Columbus, and to celebrate the acts of Columbus, is an affront to native people. But, it should be an affront to people of good conscience of any community.”
— The Hill (@thehill) October 13, 2019
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