Activists from the environment of native Americans criticized the intention of the President of the United States Donald trump to visit on independence Day mount Rushmore in South Dakota, writes Fox News.
The American leader has planned the event at mount Rushmore on July 3, it should be flying fighters and first since 2009 fireworks. However, activists from indigenous Americans opposed this, believing the mountain with inscribed on it the portraits of four US presidents a symbol of the desecration of their land that was stolen from them by the colonizers. On the background of anti-racist speeches of the supporters of the movement Black Lives Matter (BLM, “black Lives matter”), some of them advocate the destruction of the memorial, equating it to the monuments of slave-owners, which across the country are massively destroying the protesters.
So, a member of the tribe, Oglala-Lakota, and the head of the local organization of NDN activists Collective said that mount Rushmore represents “white supremacy and structural racism.” In his opinion, to portray her American politicians that stole the land from the local indigenous population and making it the genocide, injustice.
Trump has long been interested in mount Rushmore. In particular, according to the Governor of South Dakota, once trump has expressed the desire to carve mount your image. Later on this subject he joked during a campaign rally.
The sculptures on mount Rushmore were erected in the years 1927-1941. They portray the four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Local indigenous tribes consider the monument defiling their land.
The name of the movement BLM is consonant with the main slogan of the protests that gripped dozens of American cities: their members are struggling with systematic oppression of black people in the US and police brutality. Protests and riots started after the African-American George Floyd died during the arrest.
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