Celebration after Virginia statue torn down and thrown in a lake: ‘Columbus is lost at sea … again’
Christopher Columbus statue in a lake (Twitter)

Protesters in Virginia set of celebratory fireworks after tearing down a statue of Christopher Columbus and dragging it to a nearby lake.


"About a thousand protestors gathered Tuesday evening in Byrd Park around the city’s monument to Christopher Columbus to stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples," the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Tuesday evening. "Upon returning to Byrd Park after the march, protesters used ropes to pull down the approximately 8-foot statue, then moved it some 200 yards across the road at the Arthur Ashe Boulevard entrance and submerged it in Byrd Park lake."

Here are some of the images from the scene: