Multimedia > Galleries

Anti-Columbus Protests Sweep the Americas

IN PICTURES: People across the Americas celebrate Indigenous People's Day and protest Columbus Day. 

The controversial holiday, Columbus Day, that many say celebrates the destruction of indigenous populations was met this year with protests across the Americas. 

Many cities in the United States have adopted a new holiday called "Indigenous People's Day" that celebrates the culture and achievements of indigenous populations.

In Chile, riots emerged between protestors and riot police. 

 

galeria8
A reveller performs during a "pow-wow" celebrating the Indigenous Peoples
A reveller performs during a "pow-wow" celebrating the Indigenous Peoples' Day Festival in Randalls Island, in New York. Photo:Reuters
A protest banner draped over a statue in Boston, Massachusetts calls Christopher Columbus a "murderer", "rapist", and "slave trader."
A protest banner draped over a statue in Boston, Massachusetts calls Christopher Columbus a "murderer", "rapist", and "slave trader." Photo:Indigenous Peoples Day, Boston, Massachusetts
Mapuche Indian activist Victor Queipul delivers a speech against Columbus Day during a rally in downtown Santiago
Mapuche Indian activist Victor Queipul delivers a speech against Columbus Day during a rally in downtown Santiago Photo:Reuters
Ralliers meet in Austin, Texas to protest Columbus Day during the city
Ralliers meet in Austin, Texas to protest Columbus Day during the city's first recognition of Indigenous People's Day. Photo:Indigenous People's Day, Austin, Texas
Ralliers demonstrating in the streets of Los Angeles, California for Indigenous People
Ralliers demonstrating in the streets of Los Angeles, California for Indigenous People's Day honor Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Photo:Indigenous People's Day, Los Angeles, California
A demonstrator is detained by riot police during a rally against Columbus Day in downtown Santiago.
A demonstrator is detained by riot police during a rally against Columbus Day in downtown Santiago. Photo:Reuters
Mapuche Indian and other activists take part in a rally against Columbus Day in downtown Santiago.
Mapuche Indian and other activists take part in a rally against Columbus Day in downtown Santiago. Photo:Reuters
Demonstrators are seen by a barricade during a rally against Columbus Day in downtown Santiago.
Demonstrators are seen by a barricade during a rally against Columbus Day in downtown Santiago. Photo:Reuters
Galleries galerias telesur

Comment
0
Comments
Post with no comments.