BUFFALO, NY-- The statue of Christopher Columbus in Buffalo looks a little different today.

It is, of course, Columbus Day, a day some communities now refer to as Indigenous People's Day.

Written in chalk, the message says, 'Columbus was a slaver & a rapist'.

Bag thrown over Columbus statue, and a statement written in chalk.

In addition to the chalk-written comments, a bag was also placed over the statue's head. We have a message into Buffalo Police to see if any action will be taken.