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No Resolution to Monument Removal, Destruction

June 18, 2021 – The Line panelists look at what progress – if any – has been made by city leaders in Santa Fe and Albuquerque after protests of colonialist statues and monuments last summer. The eyesore left behind by the toppled obelisk in the Santa Fe Plaza is a reminder that a path forward has not yet opened. And in Albuquerque, the fate of the Oñate sculpture removed after last year’s protest also remains undecided. 

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Dede Feldman, former state senator  
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican  
TJ Trout, radio host, KKOB 

For More Information: 

One year after protest, fate of Oñate sculpture in limbo – Albuquerque Journal 

Albuquerque remains undecided on Oñate statue’s future one year later – KRQE 

Police: Man again vandalizes casing surrounding Santa Fe Plaza obelisk – Santa Fe New Mexican 

Plan to beautify Santa Fe obelisk hits snag – Santa Fe New Mexican 

No jail time for most protesters charged in obelisk destruction on Santa Fe Plaza – Santa Fe New Mexican