April 20, 2021
New York, NY

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Hateful Graffiti Scrawled on Christopher Columbus Statue

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Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Hateful Graffiti Scrawled on Christopher Columbus Statue
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"I was disgusted to learn of the offensive, vulgar graffiti that was found spray painted on the Columbus Monument in Manhattan recently, a source of pride for the Italian American community for 130 years.

"When New Yorkers encounter acts of hate, we don't remain silent. One attack on any culture is an attack on all cultures, and we will stand united in condemning all acts of bigotry and intolerance.

"I am directing the State Police hate crimes task force to provide the NYPD with assistance in its investigation and to hold the criminal responsible to the fullest extent of the law."

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