CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Don’t call it “Columbus Day” in Cambridge anymore.

The city council unanimously voted Monday night to change the October holiday to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”

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City Councilor Nadeem Mazen, who spearheaded the effort, said Christopher Columbus didn’t discover anything and was a war criminal.

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“Columbus was not a laudable figure. He was a genocidal figure,” Mazen told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Even local Italian Americans voiced support for his measure, Mazen said. He says the holiday should be a day of mourning and that the American education system needs to depict indigenous history more accurately.

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The move in Cambridge comes after voters in Amherst and other communities across the country have adopted similar resolutions.