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Group protests statue in Pueblo during Columbus Day

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Protests are happening now during the Columbus Day ceremony in Pueblo.

A group of protesters that calls themselves the Pueblo Socialists are protesting a statue of Christopher Columbus in the middle of Abriendo Avenue in the Mesa Junction neighborhood. 

He said he knows socialists and anarchists will participate in the protest.

"Christopher Columbus, in history, he is responsible for the genocide and enslavement of Native American peoples," O'Durnion said several days ago. 

For decades, Italian Americans in Pueblo have celebrated Columbus' voyages to the New World and the lasting role they played in the founding of the United States.

"His particular expedition that came to the new world is responsible for us even having an opportunity today to talk about this," Jerry Carleo, a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge told News 5 last Monday, "That's how we remember him, that's how we think about that."

This year's celebration will specifically honor four influential Italian Americans from Pueblo; Samuel Corsentino, Ray Kogovsek, Vincent Massari and Charles V. Musso.

Lodge member John Panepinto told us there will be security at the event and their members are confident that the Pueblo Police Department can keep things under control.

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