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MAGA Gunman Attacks Protest in New Mexico over Reinstallment of Conquistador Statue

HeadlineSep 29, 2023

In New Mexico, a protest over the reinstallment of a statue of the violent Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate was disrupted Thursday when a man wearing a red MAGA hat opened fire and shot a Native American protester, who had to be airlifted to a hospital. The shooting occurred in the city of Española. The shooter was taken into custody after he drove away in a white Tesla. The 16th century conquistador Juan de Oñate is a controversial figure in New Mexico. In 1599, a year after he became New Mexico’s first colonial governor, he ordered a massacre that killed between 800 and 1,000 Acoma Indigenous people.

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