In North Carolina, will remove the monuments of the Confederacy from the state Capitol
The Governor of North Carolina in the United States Roy Cooper ordered to remove all the Confederate monuments on the Capitol grounds in the capital, after demonstrators on Friday night demolished two monuments.
"I was ordered to move the monument of the Confederacy from the state Capitol to protect public safety. I am concerned about the high probability of violent confrontations and dangerous efforts that are being made to carry and carry large, heavy statues", - reads the statement of the Twitter account of the Governor.
The Governor said that these monuments have no place on the Capitol, and noted that "dangerous incidents" that occurred last night could have been avoided if the legislature had repealed the "act of 2015, which puts legal obstacles" for the transfer of monuments.
"It's time to move on pain resembling those monuments legal and safe way," - said the Governor.
On Friday evening after the March on Juneteenth (the day of the liberation of slaves - ed.) participants in demonstrations in the U.S. Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, at the second attempt tore down two statues installed near the Confederate monument in the city centre.
The Confederate monument was erected in 1895. It is located near the state Capitol building and is a pillar on top of which stands a sculpture of artillery of the Confederate army. At the foot of the column, according to the authors, housed two statues of infantryman and cavalryman.
Across the United States amid protests after the death of the African-American George Floyd from the hands of the police began a spontaneous demolition of the monuments of the southerners during the Civil war. It also touched upon the statues of the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus, whose left-wing activists accused of genocide of the indigenous population of America.
During the conflict the North and the South 1861-1865 on the basis of slavery the part of the state seceded from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America (CSA). The military conflict ended with the victory of the North and restoring the USA to its former borders. Were also freed slaves, but de facto the situation of African Americans remained unequal in many States until the 1960-ies.