Leif Erikson Statue Vandalized In Duluth
From the Duluth News Tribune:
By News Tribune Today at 5:10 p.m. September 18, 2017
Seems like a pretty Minnesotan-level of vandalism…
Someone sprayed dark spray paint over part of the wording on Duluth’s Leif Erikson statue over the weekend. …
The vandal painted over the portion of the wording that listed Erikson as being the “Discoverer of America” in 1000 AD, a claim that’s still the subject of much historical debate.
Some people say that, no matter what European got here when, America didn’t need to be discovered: It was already home to Native Americans and had been for centuries.
This is a rather hearty-looking statue. It might not be that easy to topple when the time comes.