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Columbus Statue In Downtown Detroit Vandalized, Gets Hatchet To Head

Columbus didn’t technically discover America, but his likeness in downtown Detroit was discovered with a hatchet to the head with fake blood — just in time for Columbus Day. It’s not clear at this point who or when exactly the statue at Jefferson and Randolph was vandalized. The 1910 statue was erected at the time to honor Detroit’s Italians, and was sculpted by Augusto Rivalto. Columbus Day has been under a lot of fire — not only recently, but in past times. Honoring Italians was part o...

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