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In Portland, an unknown demolished a monument to Thomas Jefferson

Unknown demolished a bronze monument to the third US President Thomas Jefferson in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, according to local television station KOIN-TV.

On Sunday afternoon next to the statue installed at the school of Jefferson, has gathered dozens of protesters. The rally was planned movement for the rights of blacks Black Lives Matter (BLM). The protesters wrote on the pedestal of the statue, the word "slave owner".

According to the channel, the statue was torn down from the pedestal after some time after the protesters moved in the direction of one of the local parks. Unknown at this time, those involved in the demolition of the monument.

This is the third statue, demolished over the weekend in Oregon.

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.