PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany resident, Emily Cruz, a 21 year old registered Democrat has started a petition to have the statue of Christopher Columbus taken down that is currently located on Town Hall grounds.

She created the petition on Change.org.  According to the site, Emily has posted the following:

"Due to BLM and other minority movements making way across the country, I felt that now was as good of a time as any to make a petition to remove the Columbus statue in Parsippany. We should not, in any way, celebrate or recognize his slaughter and enslavement of indigenous people. This is not someone that our town should be honoring with a statue."

Currently, as of 4:55pm, the petition has 53 signatures.