LA changes Columbus Day to ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ as statues continue to be destroyed
Los Angeles City has voted to rename the holiday named after Christopher Columbus to commemorate Native Americans. The measure was passed as statues of the 15th-century explorer have been destroyed in recent weeks.
Members of the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day Wednesday. The day will remain a paid holiday for all city employees, but will not be officially renamed until 2019. Read more.