Massachusetts: Columbus Out, Lincoln Next, Fireman’s Remembrance Flag Next

News Center 5, Josh Brogadir: The dismantling of controversial statues and monuments in the city of Boston is a mounting subject in the ongoing push for racial justice in the nation.

Calls to take down a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Boston’s Park Square, between the Park Plaza and the Transportation Building, are growing. The statue of President Lincoln, the Great Empancipator, is depicted with a slave on his knees.

A petition to remove the statue was spearheaded by an African American man from Boston named Tory Bullock who says he’s been seeing the statue since he was a kid. Report is here. Scroll down for Fireman flag controversy in Newton, Mass.

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