A sculpture of Juan de Onate’s group of settlers colonizing New Mexico is pictured as workers for the City of Albuquerque remove a sculpture of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate on Wednesday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A man was shot a day before as a heavily armed militia group attempted to defend the statue from US protestors in New Mexico.

A sculpture of Juan de Onate’s group of settlers colonizing New Mexico is pictured as workers for the City of Albuquerque remove a sculpture of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate on Wednesday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A man was shot a day before as a heavily armed militia group attempted to defend the statue from US protestors in New Mexico.