Controversial statue may be coming down in San Francisco


The city's Arts Commission is set to vote on the issue, summed up here by SF Gate:

A sculpture of an American Indian man sitting beneath a Spanish missionary and a vaquero might be chopped from the Pioneer Monument in San Francisco’s Civic Center, after the city’s Arts Commission voted unanimously to review the statue and consider removing it.

Opponents of “Early Days” — which juts out of the eastern side of the 800-ton Pioneer Monument between the Main Library and the Asian Art Museum — packed a meeting of the Arts Commission on Monday to criticize the statue, calling it San Francisco’s version of a Confederate memorial.

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