- A Christopher Columbus statue was pulled down by protesters in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday
- Statues of Christopher Columbus and other historical figures are being targeted by anti-racism protesters across the country
- Several protests took place on Saturday as part of nationwide Fourth of July demonstrations
Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city's Inner Harbor on Saturday night.
Demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument near the Little Italy neighborhood, news outlets reported.
Cell phone footage shared to Facebook shows two long fastened around the statue as a bustling crowd anxiously waits.
The group simultaneously yells 'pull' and the gargantuan statue is swiftly tugged onto the brick ground.
Loud cheers can be heard and several protesters were seen jumping out of joy.
From there, a group of protesters gathered around the now-broken statue, grabbed the ropes and began transporting it to Inner Harbor.
Several people can be hear cheering off camera as the statue crashes into the water and appears to sink.