Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal Amusement Park Yanks Carousel Horse Showing Indigenous Man's Severed Head

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal Amusement Park Yanks Carousel Horse Showing Indigenous Man's Severed Head

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Montreal amusement park removes offensive symbol

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Montreal's La Ronde amusement park says it has removed a carousel horse depicting an Indigenous man's severed head in a bag.

The move comes after several complaints, including one by a resident of the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve near Montreal who shared a photo of it online this week.

Jessica Hernandez said she'd heard about its existence and saw it during a visit to the popular park Wednesday.

For her part, she said all she did was post photos on Facebook and Twitter showing a man's head in a bag on the saddle.

"I wanted to see what people had to say," Hernandez said Friday. "I thought: 'how long has this been here? No one has said anything?'"

Hernandez, a mother of two, said the depiction was disturbing and shocking to see, particularly amid efforts to improve education about Indigenous culture. …

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