Statue of Christopher Columbus removed from Newark park

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A statue of Christopher Columbus was removed from a Newark park, Mayor Ras Baraka announced Friday on Twitter.

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"In keeping with the movement to remove symbols of oppression and white supremacy, we have decided to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus from Washington Park," Baraka wrote. "We took it down with city work crews in a safe and orderly manner, to avoid the potential danger of people taking it upon themselves to topple it."