What is planned?
Antifa factions nationwide plan to deface and destroy statues of Christopher Columbus on Monday, the day Americans nationwide will celebrate the Italian navigator who was the first European explorer to discover the Americas.
In September, a New York City-based radical anarchist group known as "Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement" called on Antifa groups nationwide to participate in "Deface Columbus Day," where anarchists plan to "decorate" their local neighborhoods. RAM is an "extremely militant group that advocates for the violent redistribution of property" and for "the abolition of gender," according to Far Left Watch.
The group even made a promotional video for the day, which shows anarchists dressed in black defacing and destroying monuments:
Call to Action! Deface Columbus Day
— RevAbolitionMov (@RevAbolitionist) September 21, 2017
What did the group say?
The group released a news release on far-left wing website It's Going Down. They said:
The battles lines have been drawn and white supremacists are on notice. White nationalist statues are crumbling all over the US as our collective revolutionary power is growing. As the monuments of white supremacist society fall we must continue to make it clear that their reign of terror is coming to an end.
For the occasion of Columbus Day, October 9th, one of the most vile ‘holidays’ of the year, the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is calling for collectives all over the country to take action against this day and in support of indigenous people in the US and abroad who have been victims of colonialism and genocide.
We are calling for groups to “decorate” their neighborhoods as they see fit: put up murals, wheatpaste posters, drop a banner, etc. On October 9th put a picture of your action on social media and use the hashtags below. With these actions multiplied around the country, we will make it unequivocally clear that revolutionaries will always stand with the indigenous!
They've already been at it
Antifa and groups like RAM have already begun their reign of terror on Columbus monuments. In August, Antifa thugs destroyed the oldest Columbus monument in the nation, while later that month, they beheaded a Columbus monument in Yonkers.
Why do anarchists hate Columbus?
Far-left wing Americans and groups like Antifa despise Christopher Columbus because he allegedly exemplified many things that anarchists will use revolutionary violence to oppose, such as colonialism, capitalism and racism.