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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.

According to one of the protesters, this action was not planned.

A judge in Richmond, Virginia on Monday issued a decree prohibiting the leadership of the state to demolish a monument to the commander of the slave States during the Civil war, General Robert E. Lee for 10 days

Earlier it was reported that the Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam said in a press conference that ordered to remove the famous statue of General Robert E. Lee. The decision was made amid ongoing protests and riots after the death in Minneapolis of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of white police.

From the end of may in many major U.S. cities held protests and unrest in connection with the death of an African-American George Floyd with the arrest by the police. One of the policemen, who for a few minutes he felt a knee in the neck of Floyd, charged with murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder.