BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Chicago activists spent Wednesday in Baltimore.
They’re uniting with local Italian organizations, demanding the Christopher Columbus statue be restored near Little Italy.READ MORE: Jury Reaches Verdict In Trial Of Man Accused Of Murdering Safe Streets Worker Dante Barksdale
The oldest statue of Columbus in the country was yanked down, broken and thrown into the Inner Harbor on July 4.READ MORE: Baltimore County Fire Crews Working To Rescue Person Trapped In Mud Near NCR Trail
The “Hands Off Christopher Columbus” organization says it’s a slap in the face to Italian-Americans.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old & 19-Year-Old Wounded In North Baltimore Shooting
They’re now offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction of those responsible for the vandalism.