NEW YORK (AP) – The annual Columbus Day Parade returns to New York City after being canceled last year due to the corona virus epidemic.
The marching band and floats traveled to Fifth Avenue as spectators waved green, white and red Italian flags. Organizers said the parade was attended by 35,000 marchers and tens of thousands of people.
Called the country’s largest celebration of Italian American pride, Columbus Day Parade has faced criticism in recent years from activists who joined 15th-century explorer Christopher Columbus with locals in the West Indies. Accused of brutality.
Some American communities have changed their response to this controversy. Columbus Day With locals day
President Joe Biden on Friday issued the first presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which was celebrated on Monday. Columbus Day.
Gov. Kathy Hochhol and Mayor Bill de Blasio, both Democrats, took part in the New York City parade. Some spectators promoted De Blasio, who will leave office later this year due to a time limit.
Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa, part of modern-day Italy. He left Spain in August 1492 and arrived on an island in the Bahamas on October 12 of that year.
Many locals on the island were forced into slavery. Many died of the disease. Spain resettles manpower with African slaves.