olumbus Day has long been a controversial holiday for those who felt it was wrong to honor a man who killed and enslaved an entire continent of people. Others have felt it is only right to honor the man who "discovered" the continent on which the United States was founded.
Now, after years of complaints and inquiries, Los Angeles has decided to take a step towards honoring those who were here before Mr. Columbus stumbled on America.
The city of Los Angeles held a vote this week about Columbus Day, and the result was more bold than many imagined.
Many activists were pushing hard to have Columbus Day replaced with Indigenous People’s Day, a day meant to celebrate the native people of America, instead of the man who either directly or indirectly caused mass genocide.
Large groups of Native American's showed up to LA City Hall to protest the "Colubus Day" name.
And they weren’t alone either. In a heartwarming turn of events, people of all races, ages, sizes, shapes, and colors were all there to support Indigenous People’s Day.
The people fought hard to have their voices heard.
But as we all unfortunately know, sometimes politicians have different ideas.
The fight to celebrate Indigenous People's Day got very heated at times.
At times, devolving into full on yelling-matches outside of the council room. Luckily, law enforcement was on hand to help keep the peace.
Police had to intervene to keep some of the more extreme protesters out.
There were no incidents though, and the vote was set to take place on time.
So who else showed up to support the Native Americans?