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Rob Smith (Rob Smith), a representative of Turning Point USA (us nonprofit organization) and veteran of the Iraq war, said that acts of vandalism committed by the protesters because of the death of an African-American George Floyd show that some of the demonstrators do not know the history of America. His words, reports Fox News.
In the broadcast of the weekly program “The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton” decorated veteran Smith said that the desecration of a statue of Abraham Lincoln in London is one such example. “When I see images like the one you just showed me [a picture of a mutilated sculpture of Lincoln] when I see all these images of historical monuments that have been distorted in the name of dismantling the racism, it really points to a stunning lack of knowledge of the basics of American history,” said Smith.
Lincoln was first elected President-a Republican, he is known for the fact that when it was won victory in the civil war in the United States, as well as his campaign for the abolition of slavery, culminating in the ratification of the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865, outlawing slavery and servile work. It happened shortly before Lincoln was assassinated by a supporter of the Confederacy from Maryland named John Wilkes Booth.
“It is unfortunate that this is happening,” Smith said presenter Steve Hilton. “When I see damage and destruction, it reminds me of the fact that Black Lives Matter loses a lot of people who supported this movement,” he added. Smith believes that the violent aspect of some of the protests makes the whole movement appear to be “slightly less important” in the minds of some people.
Mass protests began in many cities of the USA after the death of the African-American George Floyd, who died a few hours after the arrest with force. The action was accompanied by vandalism, looting and attacks on police. American officials said that any clashes with the police and threats to security forces will be regarded as acts of domestic terrorism.
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