Police are investigating several cases of vandalism related to Columbus Day in Philadelphia.
A police spokeswoman says there were several “Fascist” and “End Columbus Day” messages spray-painted onto the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia.
She said similar messages were spray-painted onto the building of the History of Italian Immigration Museum in South Philadelphia as well as on several manhole covers.
Police were calling both cases “racial/defamation” incidents. No arrests were immediately reported.