Saturday, October 3, 2015

Street Signs Changed After Pope Canonizes Torturer, Killer

After midnight on September 23, the day that Pope Francis canonized Junipero Serra during mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC., unknown activists - reported to be five elder white women - spent the night changing the signs all along Junipero Serra Blvd to "Toypurina" in honor of the Indigenous Shaman,known as the Native American 'Joan of Arc,' who led the revolt against Serra. Activists in San Francisco plan to lobby their City Councils to officially rename Junipero Serra streets and parks for Toypurina. Toypurina, who was the daughter of a shaman and a shaman herself, was young when Spanish missionaries and soldiers stole land from her village to build the San Gabriel Mission.


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