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The U.S. President held hundreds of slaves and fought for their freedom

In Portland, the movement for the demolition of monuments "racists" got to the founding fathers. The statue of the third U.S. President, author of Declaration of independence Thomas Jefferson piled on the pedestal, the protesters wrote "slave owner". What a legendary fighter for freedom now so hated in America, understood to RIA Novosti.

"Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, who's next: Washington, Jefferson? Tomfoolery!" — written by Donald trump on Twitter in 2017. Then the country once again escalated the issue of racism and the heritage of the Confederate in Charlottesville intensified the ku Klux Klan.