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The mayor of the city of North Augusta (North Augustа) in the U.S. South Carolina has proposed to perpetuate the memory of the victims of black right at the monument in honor of the “champion of white supremacy”. About it reports CNN TV channel.
Bob Pettit, head of the city administration, offered this solution after activists demanded to demolish the “monument to white supremacy”. “This is an opportunity to take something that divides our community and use it for enterprises,” said the mayor.
The obelisk in the city Park was built in 1916. It is dedicated to Thomas McKee Meriwether, white American, who died in a shootout with the militia of the city of Hamburg, whose population was mainly African American. What happened in 1876 the “Hamburg massacre” were killed not only him, but several black militia. Four of them were later executed.
In 2017, the number of American cities activists ruined monuments to the Confederate soldiers. In other localities such monuments were dismantled by the administration. After that, the ultra-right held a torchlight procession, demanding to stop the demolition of monuments, and in the anti-fascist demonstration that came against them, drove the car. As a result, one person was killed and 19 were injured.
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