Indigenous groups take down the obelisk monument at Santa Fe Plaza during the celebration of the Indigenous Peopleís Day, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S., October 12, 2020 in this still image obtained from a social media video. (Photo by Reuters)
An obelisk in the US state of New Mexico was torn down on Monday (October 12) by activists marking íIndigenous Peoples Dayí, a spot traditionally taken up by Columbus Day in the calendar.
Phone video footage showed protesters using ropes and chains to pull down the monument located in the Santa Fe Plaza which they claim celebrated the killings of Native Americans.
Local police arrested two people after the obelisk was toppled, local media reported.
The toppling of the monument in Santa Fe is the latest in a series of actions taken by activists protesting against racial injustice.