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The authorities of the American city of Chicago dismantled the statue of Christopher Columbus. Reported by the Daily Mail.
About where to take the monument, not reported. Now the pedestal is in the Grand Park remained empty, as was demanded by the protesters in Chicago: after a week of mass protests the government went to them to make concessions.
It is noted that on July 17, protesters at the monument clashed with police, during clashes injured at least 18 law enforcement officers, some of the demonstrators were hospitalized. The protesters demanded to tear down the statue of Columbus and was ready to storm it yourself. Then the police in Chicago had to stand in a cordon around the monument, and then to use tear gas.
At the beginning of July in the us Baltimore, Maryland, the protesters tore down from the pedestal of the statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it in the waters of the Bay. Another monument to this historical figure was demolished in June in Richmond (Virginia).
In dozens of U.S. cities began mass protests accompanied by riots after the death in Minneapolis of a black security guard George Floyd. He died after rough arrest of a police — protesters came out to protest police injustice and oppression of the black population. This has led to the desecration and destruction of monuments to historical figures, which the protesters considered racist.
Christopher Columbus — Spanish Explorer who in 1492 discovered the New world: he crossed the Atlantic and came to the territory of North America. It is conventionally considered the discoverer of the continent, although previously there have already visited some European seafarers.
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