One statue of Juan de Oñate was removed, and another was the center of debate. There has long been tension between Native Americans and Hispanics over Spain’s conquest of New Mexico.
Simon RomeroOur updated story on the terrifying scene in Albuquerque tonight when gunfire broke out at protest over Oñate statue
I heard the shots & was in the crowd when mayhem erupted. Still unclear who fired gun & who got shot. It was chaotic
Simon RomeroNew Mexico takes down statue of Oñate, its conquistador, as protests target monuments of Spanish conquest
"It has to be understood that Acoma has been dealing with this trauma since it happened in 1599," Acoma Gov. Brian Vallo told me