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Subject: Buchanan pans Columbus Day parade protesters
Buchanan pans Columbus Day parade protesters
By Michael P
October 9, 2000 11:42 a.m. EDT
DENVER - Reform Party presidential candidate Pat Buchanan on Monday accused
American Indians who attempted to block a Columbus Day parade of "cultural
"I think what is going on here is an intolerant, militant left-wing group
is attempting to deny Italian-Americans their right to march under a
banner of their hero, who is also a hero of Western civilization,"
Buchanan said in an interview Monday.
"It's all part of a political correctness, which is another name for
cultural Marxism. It is anti-European and anti-Western civilization," he
said. "We have a right to our heroes and they to theirs."
Denver police arrested 147 Indian and Hispanic activists who tried to
block Italians from holding a parade honoring Christopher Columbus on
Saturday. The activists, who accuse Columbus of slave trading and
genocide, did not resist arrest.
It was the first Columbus Day parade in Denver since Indian activists
clashed with parade participants in 1991.
"There's no doubt that back in Western history things wrong have been
done, but the Native Americans are guilty of their own atrocities and
their crimes. But we still honor Native Americans," said Buchanan, in
Denver for media interviews.
"I knew Martin Luther King and I disagreed with some of the things he did
but the African Americans certainly have a right to honor him. And we
ought to respect that right," he said.
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