- Associated Press - Friday, August 18, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales wants the city to review its involvement in events that celebrate or recognize historic events and people.

His request for the city manager to compile a report follows a rally against racism that prompted hundreds of people to gather on Santa Fe’s historic plaza in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The review will include the annual Fiesta de Santa Fe , in which northern New Mexico’s Hispanic residents mark the reoccupation of the city by Spanish conquistador Don Diego De Vargas following a Native American revolt. The fiesta has been carried on for more than 300 years.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://bit.ly/2vKFieP ) that long-running summer art markets and the annual burning of Zozobra will also be reviewed.


Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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