Violent #Leftists target Christopher Columbus statue for destruction

A battle is brewing inside San Jose City Hall to remove a statue some say represents violence and genocide. The San Jose Brown Berets last week launched a petition to remove the Christopher Columbus statue from the City Hall lobby, its home since the East Santa Clara Street building opened in 2005.

“That part of history was written in my people’s blood,” said Peter Ortiz, 27, a labor organizer, trustee at Mount Pleasant Elementary School District and co-chair of the Brown Berets. “Christopher Columbus didn’t just come here with nuts and berries for my ancestors. There was rape and genocide.”

The statue was donated to San Jose in 1958 by the Italian-American community.

Source: San Jose organizers push to remove Christopher Columbus statue from City Hall

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  1. Peter Ortiz, 27, a labor organizer, trustee at Mount Pleasant Elementary School District and co-chair of the Brown Berets.
    aka Crackpot.. Community Organizer.. and he gets quoted for trying to erase American history..
    The Italian community which I’m one of,is VERY proud of Columbus. He had noting to do with this agitators ancestors. In fact, what this alliterate jerk doesn’t understand and maybe he should re-examine his last name the Spanish explorers were his ancestors and they decimated the Indians.. Not Columbus. Erasing a countries history is the first step in the application of communist revolution.. Lenin was very clear on this matter.. Ortiz is a flea and shouldn’t get any media attention. Just another Kaly democrat crazy and product of public school in indoctrination.

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