By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– The 69th annual Columbus Day parade will march down State Street Monday afternoon.

It kicks-off from Wacker Drive at 1p.m., heading south to Van Buren.

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There, the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans will talk about status of the holiday, and Columbus statues that have been removed from around Chicago.

Those statues were taken down as a push to rename the holiday, Indigenous Peoples Day grows.

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Supporters of the name change point to Columbus’s history of murder, genocide and other violent crimes committed against the Native American people he encountered.

The Cook County board has delayed a vote to rename the holiday. A protest rally was planned for Monday afternoon at 10 a.m. in Pottawattomie Park located in Rogers Park.

Just this past Friday President Joe Biden issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples Day that will now be observed on Oct. 11.

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff