BOSTON (WPRI) — Police are investigating after a statue of Christopher Columbus has been beheaded in Boston overnight.
The statue is located at Christopher Columbus Park right on the Boston Harbor — next to Faneuil Hall and the New England Aquarium.
At this time there is no word on any arrests.
The statue has been defaced twice before in recent memory. In 2015, the statue was covered in fake blood, and had the phase “Black Lives Matter” spray painted on its base. In 2006, the head was stolen off the statue, and was missing for about a week before it was recovered and repaired.
During protests over the past few days, statues of figures connected to slavery have been toppled and vandalized around the world.