The city Council of Asheville voted for the demolition of monuments to confederates
The city Council of Asheville in North Carolina voted unanimously for the demolition of the monuments to the confederates, reported local TV channel WLOS.
It is reported that the Council within the hour, heard of public opinion. According to the channel, some people said that these monuments are a symbol of "white supremacy" and racism, others have argued that monuments must be preserved as a symbol of the history.
"The arguments that the Confederate flag, statues or monuments reflect the heritage and not hate, ignore the world heritage of African Americans", - quotes the channel of one of the members of the Council Keith young.
It is reported that the Council voted unanimously on a resolution about the necessity of the demolition of the monuments. The resolution was referred to the memorial to the Confed officer to Moscow to Vance, a memorial plaque to General Robert E. Lee and Colonel John Connally, and the memorial to the 60th regiment of the Confederate army of North Carolina.
Now the resolution will be sent to the Commission district Benkom.
On the backdrop of the death of an African-American to George Floyd at the hands of the police in the US has once again intensified the debate about racial discrimination, and was demolished several monuments of the southerners who fought in the US Civil war.
This war became the bloodiest in U.S. history, but led to the emancipation of the slaves. The position of blacks in society was largely unequal to the 1960-ies. Now African Americans are the least advantaged in socio-economic terms, racial-ethnic group in American society. Police are accused of systemic racism, and a number of high-profile killings of African Americans by white police officers has led to widespread protests in recent years.