Indigenous Peoples Day Signs Posted at Binghamton Boscov’s
Several posters promoting "Indigenous Peoples Day" were glued to the Boscov's store in downtown Binghamton just before the city's Columbus Day celebration.
Six signs protesting Christopher Columbus and the holiday bearing his name were posted on the Water Street side of the store.
The posters were reported to city police by a Boscov's employee early Monday morning. A police officer photographed some of the signs.
They featured a clenched fist holding five arrows and the phrase: "Binghamton has always been indigenous." They included the hashtags "#BingVisible" and "#BingFacts."
It was not known whether the posters were the work of an individual or a group. Police reported no arrests.
City councilman Giovanni Scaringi was unaware of the signs that had been posted on the Boscov's building. But he was not pleased when he was informed of the incident. He said: "I'm disgusted by it."
Last year, a statue of Christopher Columbus near the Broome County Courthouse was vandalized twice. No arrests were made in connection with those incidents.
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