The group tweeted out a freakish video that featured militant groups destroying statues to the tune of maniacal music.
In a Columbus Day message released on Friday that proclaims Monday as the day the US will celebrate the discovery of the Americas, Trump made no metion of the people who suffered as a result of the discovery.
It is celebrated every year on the second Monday of October. Statues of Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee honor men who were traitors to the United States in defense of slavery.
Leaving Columbus monuments up lets viewers reckon with his whole legacy, Lane said, good and bad. It is seen by Hispanics as a celebration of their culture, because of to the links between Columbus and the royal court of Spain and the subsequent Spanish colonization of much of South and Central America.
The group is meeting Tuesday for the first time and it may debate the fate of statues like the Columbus Circle one.
De Blasio's office sent a statement to NBC 4 NY, saying there are no plans to remove the statue of Columbus, which has been under 24-hour police guard ahead of the controversial holiday.
Monuments to the explorer are also in the cross hairs. Proponents of Indigenous Peoples Day say Columbus and his crew were responsible for rapes, murders and the plunder of the Caribbean islands where they landed.
Such re-evaluations don't change history, but they do change how we remember it.
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Meanwhile, Catholic communities in this country's largest cities began organizing annual religious ceremonies and parades to observe Columbus Day. Activists have long argued the holidays, statues and memorials dedicated to Columbus cleanse his actions, which include the enslavement of Native Americans. Ever since, Irving's biography was adapted and used throughout the years. And an increasing number of Catholic immigrants latched onto his story as an apt symbol of their own arrival.
"Since the Enlightenment, the idea is that torture is wrong, death penalty is wrong but at that time Columbus thought torture was right".
There's talk of changing the name of Columbus Circle and taking down the statue. In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated October 12 as the national holiday called Columbus Day.
At the Los Angeles City Council's public hearing, Councilman Mike Bonin noted that he had received one email from an Italian-American asking him not to vote in favor of the changing theme for the holiday, saying, "I ask that you do not take away the American Dream of our ancestors and their history".
This year's parade down Fifth Avenue will feature more than 35,000 marchers and more than 100 floats and bands.