Irina ALEKSEEVA, “FACTS”
In Baltimore (Maryland, USA), where the continuing unrest surrounding the death of black George Floyd, who died after a rough arrest, knocked down from the pedestal of another statue of Christopher Columbus. This was done in honor of independence Day.
Video of the protest with shouts in the background of fireworks appeared on Twitter. It is reported that the demolished statue thrown into the water of the Bay.
Protesters just took down the Christopher Columbus statue in Baltimores Little Italy. pic.twitter.com/ViPk5eKOtz
— Louis Krauss (@louiskraussnews) July 5, 2020
The Christopher Columbus monument made of marble was installed in Baltimore in 1984. Besides him, there are two statues of Columbus.
Baltimore protesters have pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and thrown it into the city’s Inner Harbor. #Baltimore #Columbus #ChristopherColumbus #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/8AcI5IeC7f
— Linda Mera (@LindaMera) July 5, 2020
We will remind, the President of the United States Donald trump after protests against the monuments to the confederates, which began after the murder of police officer George Floyd in Minneapolis, signed a decree to criminalize the desecration of memorials.