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The current President of the United States Donald trump reacted to the decision of the authorities of new York to demolish the monument to the 26th the head of state Theodore Roosevelt.
“Stupid, don’t do this!” — wrote the American leader on Twitter, commenting on an article in The Washington Times about the demolition of the monument to the President who led the United States in the years 1901-1909.
Earlier it became known that the monument in new York dismantled. A bronze statue of the President on horseback and surrounded by native Americans and Africans at the entrance of the American Museum of natural history. The decision to dismantle the monument was offered to the Museum and supported by the city authorities. “It’s the right decision and the right time to remove this problematic statue,” said new York mayor bill de Blasio. It is noted that for many, the monument became a symbol of the legacy of colonialism and racial discrimination.
Protests against racism in American cities in recent weeks are increasingly leading to the desecration and destruction of monuments. Demolished not only the monuments to the leaders of the Confederation, but, for example, a monument discovered America, the Explorer Christopher Columbus, the first President and one of the founders of the United States George Washington, as well as the author of the national anthem Francis Scott Key.
Dozens of U.S. cities covered protests accompanied by riots. They began after the death in Minneapolis of a black guard to George Floyd, who died after a rough arrest. Protests against police brutality held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, new York, Indianapolis, Boston, Detroit and many other cities.
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