In the United States decided to remove the monument, Vice-President and theoretician of slavery Calhoun

The city Council of the city of Charleston, South Carolina, unanimously voted to remove from the Central square a statue of the former Vice President of the United States and ideologue of the slave policy of John Calhoun, informs television channel ABC News 4.

According to local newspaper the Charleston City Paper, meeting of the Council held remotely and lasted 105 minutes.

It is noted that next to the statue of the protests took place as supporters of the demolition of the monument, and those who defended the monument.

The statue will be moved to a Museum or scientific institution, the transfer date is not yet known.

Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump ordered to arrest anyone who tries to destroy or commit acts of vandalism against monuments and statues throughout the country and threatened criminals with prison sentences up to 10 years.

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.