Kit Carson obelisk destroyed in Santa Fe

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Another obelisk has been destroyed in Santa Fe.

As reported by our partners at the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Kit Carson obelisk was toppled Thursday night.

This is the second time an obelisk has been destroyed. The city’s Soldier’s Monument on the Santa Fe Plaza was knocked down by protestors in 2020.

The Kit Carson monument has been surrounded by plywood for the last three years. Since then, the plywood has been tagged several times.

Santa Fe police responded to the scene at about 8 p.m. Thursday after they received a call that the obelisk had been damaged. The monument is on federal property so local police are working with the feds to investigate.

Mayor Alan Webber condemned the act:

“I’m outraged and I want those who did this to be caught and held accountable. Santa Fe Police are working with other law enforcement agencies to investigate this cowardly act. There is no place for this kind of criminal conduct in our community. We should all condemn it.”