America Protests California Statue

Jun 16, 2020

FILE — In this June 15, 2012, file photo, battery-powered lights shaped like candles are displayed at at the foot of the statue of Queen Isabella and Christopher Columbus in the Capitol rotunda in Sacramento, Calif. Calling Columbus "a deeply polarizing historical figure," Senate President Pro Ten Toni Atkins, D-San Diego; Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood; and Assembly Rules Committee Chairman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, announced Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that the controversial statue will be removed. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)