Judge orders Philadelphia to remove plywood box covering Columbus statue in Marconi Plaza

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — A judge ruled Friday that Philadelphia must remove the plywood box covering the statue of Christopher Columbus in Marconi Plaza, setting up a possible standoff in the ongoing culture clash two days before the once time-honored but now controversial parade in the explorer’s name. Common Pleas Court Judge Paula Patrick issued her ruling in response to a request by the Friends of Marconi Plaza to have the plywood removed. Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration quickly filed notice that it would appeal — and said it won’t remove the box in the meantime. George Bochetto, an attorney repre…

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