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In Richmond during the riots, police detained 16 people

Police of the Richmond (Virginia) in the US arrested 16 people at the end of riots in the night of Monday, said the chief of police of the city of Gerald Smith at a press conference broadcast by local TV channels.

"We must take action when we see that the violence begin", - said the chief of police.

In the US have dismantled a statue of Confederate General Jackson

The statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was removed from the pedestal in Richmond in the U.S. state of Virginia, reports local TV station Wric.

Previously, the black mayor of Richmond Levar Stoney ordered to remove all the monuments to Confederate from the streets of the city.

In Richmond, the American detained six demonstrators

Law enforcement agencies of the U.S. city of Richmond, Virginia, was detained six people during the protest, held near the monument to the commander of the slave States during the Civil war, General Robert E. Lee, said the police.

As stated in the police statement, at about 22 hours on Friday (5am Saturday GMT) near the monument to General gathered about 100 people. After they began to shoot at police with paint balls, the Assembly was declared illegal.

In the US, protesters tore down another monument to the Confederacy in Richmond

The protesters in the us city of Richmond, Virginia, was demolished monument erected in 1892 in honor of the artillery units of the Confederacy during the Civil war, reports the Washington Post.

Around 11 PM local time (6 a.m. GMT), according to the publication, the demonstrators climbed up on the monument depicting the artillery during the Civil war, and pushed him off the podium. He became the third Confederate monument, torn down by the protesters since the beginning of protests in Richmond, which was the capital of the South.

The authorities in new Jersey dismantled the monument to Columbus

The authorities of the American city of Camden, new Jersey, dismantled the monument to the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus in a city Park, saying that previously, local residents have repeatedly appealed to the administration with the relevant requests, reports CBS TV channel.

Workers of urban services took the statue from the pedestal and broke into pieces. Some residents advocating for the demolition of the monument, has caused the loss. According to the TV station, residents have long asked the authorities to remove the monument, and even planned to hold on Saturday March in support of this claim. According to the organizers of the event, the authorities found out about their plans and themselves dismantled the statue.

In two cities in Virginia, protesters tore down statues of confederates

The participants of the protests in the us city of Richmond (Virginia) demolished the monument to the President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis, in Portsmouth (Virginia) demonstrators pulled down from the pedestal of one of the four statues at the Monument of the Confederacy during the Civil war in USA (1861-1865), local media reported.

As reported by CBS channel 6 Richmond, monument Davis demonstrators piled on the ground in the evening on Wednesday (Thursday GMT). At the scene, police are present. On the eve protesters in Richmond demolished the monument to Christopher Columbus and threw him in the lake.

Boston authorities will be removed in the repository beheaded the monument to Columbus

The authorities of the American city of Boston will send on time to the store a monument to the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus, who were beheaded during the protests, according to local news portal Boston.com with reference to mayor Marty Walsh.

"We intend this morning to remove the monument and place it in the vault to assess the damage caused to him", he added.

In the US the protesters demolished the monument to Columbus and threw him in the lake

Protesters in Richmond, Virginia, demolished the monument to Christopher Columbus and threw him into the lake, according to local TV station WRIC.

As reported, on Tuesday evening in the Park Byrd Park were about a thousand protesters. Initially the protest was peaceful. According to eyewitnesses, in the area of 20.30 local time (03.30 MSK medium) protesters with the help of three ropes tore down the monument from the pedestal, then dragged the statue located in the Park lake and threw her in the water.