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Monument Destroyed, but Controversy Not Gone

Santa Fe Plaza, with a focus on a white obelisk at the center.

October 23, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at more fallout over last week’s destruction of a monument on the Santa Fe Plaza. The toppling of the controversial obelisk left the city divided; many had been calling for its removal, while others wanted it left alone. Mayor Alan Webber now says…

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Activists Pull Down Controversial Santa Fe Monument

Image from the Santa Fe Reporter featuring a vandalized statue being torn down as demonstrators look on.

October 16, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists debate the handling of a controversial monument in Santa Fe’s Plaza. Ongoing angst over the Civil War-era memorial culminated in the obelisk’s destruction on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Activists have been seeking the monument’s removal for years, objecting to an inscription that described Native communities…

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