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Another year another Columbus Day
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2002

About 600 police officers were on duty Saturday to keep the peace in Denver, Colorado, where two opposing Columbus Day marches were held.

A reported 1,000 American Indians and supporters turned out for the Four Directions/All Nations March. The morning march was a call for justice for indigenous people.

Hundreds of protesters greeted an afternoon march by Italian-Americans who are proud of Christopher Columbus. The clash was largely uneventful. Seven people were arrested peacefully.

Quote of the day goes to Rep. Tom Tancredo, a Colorado Republican who wants to deport a 17-year-old Mexican honor student and the student's family. "I came not because I'm Italian, but because you can poke a hole in all this crap that we can't be proud of where we came from," he said, according to the Associated Press.

Get the Story:
Columbus Day fails to boil (The Denver Post 10/13)
Thousands march in opposing parades (AP 10/12)
Webb warns Columbus Day marchers (The Denver Rocky Mountain News 10/12)

Relevant Links:
Transform Columbus Day - http://www.transformcolumbusday.org Rocky Mountain Independent Media Center, coverage of anti-Columbus Day - http://rockymountain.indymedia.org

Related Stories:
You can't stop the Italians! (10/11)
It's Columbus Day, Be nice to the Italians! (10/10)
Editorial: Be nice to the Italians (10/9)
Another year, Another Columbus Day (10/7)
Columbus Day events given permits (7/17)
Cost of Columbus Day topping $100,000 (10/9)
Italians to boycott Columbus Day (9/19)
Columbus Day started in Colorado (9/10)
'Columbus' may be dropped from parade (8/29)
Event is not Columbus protest, says group (7/17)
Columbus Day battle brews (7/12)
Italians celebrate Columbus Day early (7/11)
Group awarded Columbus Day permit (7/10)
Peaceful protest greets parade (10/9)

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