In Australia, the police detained two suspects in the desecration of the monument

Police in the Australian province of New South Wales have arrested two women on suspicion of desecration of a monument to the British discoverer captain James cook.

Two women, 27 and 28, were arrested and taken to the police station. They found the bag with the aerosol spray paint.

According to local channel 9 News, the cook monument were graffiti. Judging by the photo channel, the protesters wrote on it "no pride in genocide".

Earlier it became known that several thousand people participated in demonstrations in support of refugees and the movement Black Lives Matter, anti-violence against black people in several cities of Australia. Demonstrations and protests were held in Perth, Darwin, Rockhampton, Brisbane and Melbourne. On Friday, the Sydney police have prevented the protests associated with the movement Black Lives Matter.

A number of the statues were removed by the authorities or spontaneously demolished in recent weeks amid mass protests after the death of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

The cities of the U.S., and then in a number of countries in the world, a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them pushed him with his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. One police officer was charged with murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder.