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Militant Antifa Group Announces Nationwide ‘Deface Columbus Day’

Following multiple acts of vandalism on Christopher Columbus statues since August, a militant antifa group has announced “Deface Columbus Day” on Oct. 9 as a coordinated campaign to deface and destroy more historical monuments.

In Yonkers, New York, a Columbus statue was beheaded on Aug. 30. Antifa vandals were also responsible for the destruction of the oldest Christopher Columbus monument in the nation on Aug. 21. Vandals left the messages “Racism: Tear it down” and “The future is racial and economic justice.”

On Sept. 20, a New York City-based antifa organization calling itself Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement put out a press release on far-left extremist websites like It’s Going Down to call on their comrades elsewhere in the United States to take action and “decorate” their neighborhoods and parks. The group published a promotional video for the event.

The call from Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement for more vandalism follows “woke” outrage against the Renaissance-period explorer whose discovery of the Americas initiated immigration to the New World. As The Daily Caller previously reported, the New York-based evolutionary Abolitionist Movement currently hosts anti-police workshops in the city for antifa members, with calls for violence against the police, armed insurrection and other revolutionary actions.

First reported on Far Left Watch, the press release on It’s Going Down includes the following text:

The battles lines have been drawn and white supremacists are on notice. White nationalist statues are crumbling all over the US as our collective revolutionary power is growing. As the monuments of white supremacist society fall we must continue to make it clear that their reign of terror is coming to an end.
 
For the occasion of Columbus Day, October 9th, one of the most vile ‘holidays’ of the year, the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is calling for collectives all over the country to take action against this day and in support of indigenous people in the US and abroad who have been victims of colonialism and genocide.
 
We are calling for groups to “decorate” their neighborhoods as they see fit: put up murals, wheatpaste posters, drop a banner, etc. On October 9th put a picture of your action on social media and use the hashtags below. With these actions multiplied around the country, we will make it unequivocally clear that revolutionaries will always stand with the indigenous!

Revolutionary greetings to the insurgent Zapatista communities, the Lakota warriors, the Mapuche fighters, and all of our indigenous comrades in the struggle. With these actions, we renew our commitment to building a revolutionary movement strong enough to turn the tide permanently.”

The extremist, communist movement proposes the use of hashtags like #FuckColumbusDay and #DestroyCapitalism on social media to promote widespread awareness of their actions.

Ian Miles Cheong is a journalist and outspoken media critic. You can reach him through social media at @stillgray on Twitter and on Facebook.