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Protestors Call For Iowa State Capitol Statuary's Removal

Jul 6, 2020

The 'Pioneer' statue at the Iowa state capitol in Des Moines.

Activists are calling for the removal of multiple monuments at the Iowa State Capitol.  Some activists say the monuments represent a history of racism and violence against native Americans.  One of the pieces is a statue called Pioneer which depicts a Native American at the feet of a white settler.  The protestors are also asking for the Christopher Columbus monument to be removed.