Boston authorities can dismantle the monument to Abraham Lincoln
The authorities of the American of Boston is considering the possibility to remove the monument to the 16th US President Abraham Lincoln, in which the country had abolished slavery, according to local news portal Boston.com with reference to the office of mayor Marty Walsh.
As reports the edition, the mayor of Boston "supports" the calls to remove the memorial of Abraham Lincoln, which is located in a Park in the city centre, amid the growing popularity of the petition on its demolition. We are talking about the emancipation Memorial, which depicts Lincoln standing with his hand on the black man standing beside him on his knees with broken shackles on her wrists.
The petition, created by black resident of the city of tori Bullock, signed by more than 8 thousand people.
"It is assumed that it (the monument – ed.) is freedom, but instead presents us still under someone else. I always asked myself: "If it is free, why is he still on your knees?". No child should no longer ask myself this question. If you feel the same, sign the petition!" - reads the text of the petition.
Office of the mayor also announced that in addition to the demolition of the statue, the authorities also consider the option of a partial modification to it symbolized equality.
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. This raised the monuments to soldiers and generals of the slave South during the Civil war in the United States, as well as the statue of the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus, whose left-wing activists accused of genocide of the indigenous population of America.
Abraham Lincoln is the 16th President of the United States, in which and through which the country abolished slavery. Lincoln signed a decree on the abolition of slavery in the United States in 1862, which was reinforced by the emancipation Proclamation of slaves in 1863. He also signed the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which entered into force two years later and the prohibition of slavery and forced work.