The Christopher Columbus statue that once stood in downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park has now been removed.

LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis, the person behind the move commented saying: “The statue of Christopher Columbus rewrites a stained chapter of history that romanticizes expansions of European empires and exploitations of natural resources and of human beings.”

This move comes a year after the County Board of Supervisors and Los Angeles City Council voted to get rid of Columbus Day as a holiday. The city replaced the holiday with Indigenous Peoples Day.