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D.C. Columbus Day marked with celebration, protest(9 images)

Columbus Day, an American holiday commemorating explorer Christopher Columbus' arrival in the the New World, is protested and celebrated at different events in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Others also celebrate the date as Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Protesters gather at the White House in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day and to demand that President Joe Biden recognize their issues in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI
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Indigenous Peoples Day, marked in many places in lieu of Columbus Day, honors Native American history and culture. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI
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The Andrew Jackson statue is seen as protesters gather near the White House. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI
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Protesters gather at the White House. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI
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