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Protest planned for Columbus Day parade in Denver


American Indian activists plan to protest this weekend's Columbus Day Parade in Denver and, more specifically, the involvement of Comanche man David Yeagley.

American Indian Movement representatives showed up to a press conference called by the Italian-Americans who put on the parade. They accused Yeagley, a conservative writer, of making hateful remarks about African-Americans, Iraqi children and minorities.

Yeagley is participating in the parade because he says Christopher Columbus "was not responsible for the 500 years of history" following his trip to the Americas. "Columbus never made it to the mainland and never met an American Indian," he was quoted as saying.

Yeagley is scheduled to perform at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

Get the Story:
Protest vowed for Columbus Day fete (The Denver Post 10/3)
Campers to protest Columbus Day parade (The Denver Rocky Mountain News 10/3)

Relevant Links:
Transform Columbus Day - http://www.transformcolumbusday.org

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