US Man Shot During Protest Against Conquistador Statue

Posted on AllSides September 28th, 2023
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A man was shot on Thursday in the southwestern US state of New Mexico during a protest against the installation of a statue of a Spanish conquistador, authorities and activists said. "Protesters and counter protesters had gathered... in response to the county's plans to install a statue of Juan de Onate," a statement from the city of Espanola read. Onate, who in the late 16th and early 17th centuries led expeditions in the area and was a colonial governor, is a controversial figure in the state's history, including for a...

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