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June 26, 2020Protests against racism and debates over monuments have captivated Santa Fe, both in past decades and today. The focal point of the debate today is a Civil War-era obelisk that once referred to Native Americans as “savage.” Vandals defaced it and in the same week, the city removed a statue of Don Diego de Vargas from Cathedral Park. Gwyneth Doland talks with Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber about his approach to the conflicts and the path forward.  

Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland  

Guest: Alan Webber, Santa Fe Mayor 

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A Shift in the Tide: Ahead of Planned Protests, Santa Fe Mayor Announces His Support of Removing Racist Monuments from City PropertySanta Fe Reporter  
A Long Time Coming: Demonstrators Celebrate the Removal of Racist Monuments in Downtown Santa Fe  – Santa Fe Reporter  
Petition Asks Santa Fe Leaders Not to Take Down Spanish Colonizer Monuments –  Santa Fe New Mexican  
Santa Fe Plaza centerpiece falls victim to vandalismAlbuquerque Journal  
Opinion: Is this the best way to reconcile?Santa Fe New Mexican  
Opinion: Take down symbols of oppressionSanta Fe New Mexican