A San Diego statue of former California Governor Pete Wilson has been replaced by a monument of an Aztec warrior feeding humans to a giant flesh-eating lizard.
San Diego activist Asesino Pagano said Wilson’s statue was “outrageous.”
“Wilson represented a culture of death and violence that was willing to hurt immigrants like my mom and dad,” Pagano said, “so we replaced it with icons that represent what we think America is all about.”
The statue of Wilson is the latest victim in the campaign that has already removed the Christopher Columbus statue in the Capitol Rotunda in Sacramento and several statues of Father Junipero Serra from locations around the state.
The Wilson statue had been seen as controversial because Prop. 187 — approved by 60% of state voters in 1994 — proposed to make illegal immigrants illegal.