In the American city of Charlottesville, Virginia, a monument to the Confederate army during the American Civil War was demolished, reports ABC.
In the summer, the city authorities decided to dismantle the sculpture of a soldier of the Confederate States of America, which was installed in Charlottesville in 1909. This decision was made against the backdrop of a wave of destruction of monuments after the death in Minneapolis during the arrest by the police of African American George Floyd.
According to ABC, quite a few people came to watch the demolition of the monument. According to the calculations of the TV company, about a hundred people watched the demolition.
We will remind, in the United States, protests began after the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of the police on May 25. The protesters began to demolish and desecrate the monuments of figures involved, in their opinion, in the propaganda of slavery and racism.
Earlier, a special commission from Washington proposed to remove, move or rename a number of monuments and objects in the city. The list includes the Washington Memorial, monuments to the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus, Presidents Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Franklin and other politicians related to the era of slavery in the United States and the Civil War.