Calls for Minnesota’s Christopher Columbus statue to be replaced with the legendary Prince

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A group of Prince fans in Minnesota have launched a campaign to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus and replace it with a monument to the late singer.

The petition, which has achieved more than 9,000 signatures online, says that “Prince represents Minnesota values and Columbus does not”.

“Across the nation, city governments are choosing to remove statues of white supremacists, slave owners, and those who threatened the livelihood of Black people,” the petition states.

The petition actually started in 2017, but it has experienced renewed traction and relevance after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the subsequent global outrage. It has now attracted almost 10,000 signatures.

Now this sounds like an idea we can get behind. Curious to find out more? You can sign the petition here