San Francisco to reconsider removal of statue deemed racist

FILE - This March 2, 2018 file photo shows a statue that depicts a Native American at the feet of a Spanish cowboy and Catholic missionary in San Francisco. Activists urging the removal of the prominent 19th century statue will get another chance to make their case. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the city's Board of Appeals voted Wednesday, June 13 to grant a rehearing on removing the "Early Days" statue near City Hall. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

SAN FRANCISCO — Activists urging the removal of a prominent 19th century statue in San Francisco depicting a Native American at the feet of a Spanish cowboy and a Catholic missionary will get another chance to make their case.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the city's Board of Appeals voted Wednesday to grant a rehearing on removing the "Early Days" statue near City Hall.

The San Francisco Arts Commission and Historic Preservation Commission decided to put the statue in storage amid complaints it was racist and demeaned Native Americans.

But the Board of Appeals in April overturned their decisions, saying the historic commission had overlooked its duty to preserve history.

Native American activists have advocated for the statue's removal for decades.

The new hearing will be held later in the summer.

Must Read

UN: Thousands of Central American children seek to enter US

Aug 23, 2016

UN children's agency says thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in...

Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price

Aug 25, 2016

Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says that it going to expand...

Image of Asia: Speaking to Taiwan's troops at military drill

Aug 25, 2016

Image of Asia: Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech at a military exercise in southern...

Olympic champions Raisman, Hernandez feted by hometowns

Aug 28, 2016

Thousands of people have welcomed medal-winning Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez...

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

Aug 29, 2016

The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots...

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH