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In Wisconsin, protesters threw into the lake the statue of a fighter against racism

Protesters in the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin rioted and threw it in the lake the statue of Colonel who fought against slavery, the newspaper reports Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Demonstrators came out to protest in the streets of Madison on Tuesday evening for the arrest of a black protester a day earlier. During the night the demonstration turned into riots in some places, protesters broke Windows, attacked Senator Tim Capenter that took pictures of the protests, and tore down two statues.

One of them, unlike similar incidents in other States, was the statue of Colonel Hans Christian Hague, who fought for the Union against the Confederate States during the civil war and advocated the abolition of slavery. According to the newspaper, the protesters deprived the 100-year-old sculpture of the head and threw the statue into the lake.

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.