Pelosi asked to remove the 11 statues of the Confederate Congress building
The speaker of the house of representatives, Nancy Pelosi made a call to remove the statues of all the confederates from the Capitol, said on Thursday the TV channel ABC, citing a letter to Pelosi in the joint library Committee, which is responsible for this issue.
The building of Congress there are 11 statues of those who were on the side of the Confederate States of America during the Civil war. Pelosi demanded to begin your removal immediately. At the same time, her party members-Democrats are preparing to introduce a bill with a proposal to return the statue sent them to the States or send them to the Museum. Each state traditionally sends in a collection of Congress two statues.
In 2017, after the incident at a rally of supporters of white supremacy in Charlottesville, a girl died and dozens of people were injured, the Democrats have already attempted to rid the building of the Parliament from the statues of the confederates, however, were in the minority and it failed.
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, protests were held in many cities were destroyed several monuments to the southerners who fought in the US Civil war. The statue is dismantled by decision of the local authorities and protesting citizens.
The civil war was 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.