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Christopher Columbus statue in Waterbury, Conn., beheaded

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The statue was the scene of a protest Thursday.
HARTFORD, Conn. — Someone smashed the head off of the Christopher Columbus statue that has stood in front of Waterbury’s city hall for many years.
The decapitated statue was discovered Saturday morning and police are investigating.
The Waterbury chapter of UNICO, an Italian American service organization, said on its Facebook page Saturday it would offer a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for damaging the statue.
“We are saddened by this action of violence as it does not represent the message of thanksviging the statue embodies to the Italian-American community,” the organization said in a statement.
About a dozen people gathered outside city hall Saturday morning to view the damage and there was some yelling and arguing.

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