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In the UK, renamed named in honor of the slaver area

Square in the British city of Plymouth, named in honor of a sailor, merchant and slaver of the XVI century, sir John Hawkins, renamed in honor of the dark-skinned football club Plymouth Argyle Jack Leslie (1901-1988), who because of prejudice was denied the opportunity to play for England, reported the Daily Mail.

According to the publication, a petition supported by more than five hundred people. The leader of the city Council of Plymouth, Tudor Evans said, as reported by the publication that we are not talking about trying to "rewrite history".

"We are not trying to rewrite history and not saying that Hawkins should be forgotten. No doubt he was a significant figure in our national history," said Evans.

A wave of initiatives to revise history and demolition of monuments to those who were involved in the slave trade or making racist statements, has begun in Britain after the mass meetings of supporters of the movement Black Lives Matter. British activists on the backdrop of the anti-racism campaign has prepared a list of monuments to be demolished, and institutions and streets in need, from their point of view, in renaming.

In the USA 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.