SF supes vote to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day

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San Francisco is in the middle off a controversy over a name. (AP Photo)

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.

The board voted in favor of the change 10-to-1.

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Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who represents the city's North Beach neighborhood, was the only one to oppose the measure.

Supporters say the city should not recognize a day named after an Italian explorer who colonized land belonging to Native Americans.

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The change was vehemently opposed by the city's Italian community.


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