For many people, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said, "the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness." It stood outside City Hall for some 65 years.
Statues of Christopher Columbus are being dismantled, torn down or removed in cities across the country. Now that movement has reached the city that's named after the explorer.
One was unceremoniously dropped in the water and the other was beheaded. The explorer's memorials have become a focal point of nationwide protests amid calls to reevaluate how he is remembered.