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A statue of Baltimore Columbus was pulled down by demonstration on American Day

2020-George Floyd Riots
Source: swissinfo.ch
[International News]     06 Jul 2020
The statue of Columbus, an American discoverer, was pulled down today by protest people in Baltimore, Maryland, as the latest fallen memorial in the anti-racist demonstration wave, US media reported. The picture shows former U.S. President Regan (RonaldReagan) speaking in front of a statue of Columbus, an American discoverer, in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 9,1984. U.S. African-American man Fre...

The statue of Columbus, an American discoverer, was pulled down today by protest people in Baltimore, Maryland, as the latest fallen memorial in the anti-racist demonstration wave, US media reported.

A statue of Baltimore Columbus was pulled down by demonstration on American Day

The picture shows former U.S. President Regan (Ronald Reagan) speaking in front of a statue of Columbus, an American discoverer, in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 9,1984. Associated Press

The American African-American man Freud (George Floyd) died in May in Minneapolis (Minneapolis) under the pressure of white police, causing "black life is also life "(Black Lives Matter) after the tide of proof democracy, several statues of people associated with colonialism and slavery were put on the pedestal.

The CNN (CNN) and the Baltimore Sun (Baltimore Sun) reported that protest people pulled the statue of Columbus (Christopher Columbus) near the small Yidali district of Baltimore down with ropes this evening and put it into the inner port (Inner Harbor).

An italian navigator, colombus, who arrived in america in 1492, has long been hailed as mainland 」" new discoverer ." But there are also many who believe that the arrival of Columbus triggered years of genocide among Native Americans, making him and the southern generals who supported slavery during the American Civil War often condemned for similar reasons.

US President Trump mentioned Columbus in his National Day speech earlier today. He said: "We will unite to fight for the American dream. We will defend, protect and sustain the American way of life that began when Columbus discovered America in 1492."

Trump also attacked protest who demanded racial justice. He said :" We are gradually defeating the radical left, the government free, the demagogues, the robbers, and in many cases people who don't know what they are doing. 」

"We will never allow angry thugs to pull down our statues, erase our history and brainwashing our children. 」

Trump 6 month, an executive order was signed to prosecute protest who vandalized public monuments and to ensure that "lawlessness against our great nation" is opposed "to" long-term survival ".

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