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Statue of missionary toppled in California protest

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Published on July 6, 2020 -

Statue of missionary toppled in California protest

Demonstrators in Sacramento have brought down a statue of Spanish missionary Father Junipero Serra.

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Statue of missionary toppled in California protest

This weekend - statues of historical figures - toppled.

This was the scene in baltimore... as a crowd used ropes to pull down this statue of christopher columbus..

Tossing it intothe inner harbor.

It is one of a growing number of figures coming down amid a growing movement take remove symbols of what protesters say represents racism and oppression hundreds of statues have been vandalized or taken down across the country, since the killing of george floyd sparked a national conversations of our country's racist past others removed, include statues commemorating thomas jefferson and confederate general stonewall jackson### demonstrators in sacramento - have brought down a statue of spanish missionary - father junipero serra.

This is video from a group calling itself black zebra.

Serra was an 18th century priest who founded nine of california's 21 spanish missions.

Native americans were forced to stay at missions after being converted or faced punishment.

The diocese of sacramento has issued a statement saying in part, ""there is no question that california's indigenous people endured great suffering during the colonial period... this legacy is heartbreaking.

" the statue had stood in the capitol garden since the 1960's.

Protestors last month toppled serra statues in los angeles and san francisco.

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