Washington has protected the monument from the Lincoln due to calls for its demolition
U.S. law enforcement authorities installed a fence around the monument in the Park of Washington, depicting former American President Abraham Lincoln near bent a knee African American, after protesters called for the demolition of the monument, reports the Washington Post.
As the newspaper notes, previously protesters have announced plans to gather at the memorial on Thursday and Friday evening. According to the newspaper, it is unknown about whether the participants demonstrators hold a rally about it or to demolish the monument.
The memorial referred to, depicts Lincoln holding the emancipation Proclamation of the slaves next to an African-American who bowed the knee to him. Critics say the monument insults the dignity of African Americans and shows that they have not actively contributed to the liberation from slavery.
According to the newspaper Wall Street Journal, citing a statement by the national Park service, the area around the memorial in Lincoln Park will be closed until the end of July and possibly longer. This is done to prevent "vandalism and destruction, or a threat to public safety."
In all 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.