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In Richmond, the American detained six demonstrators

Law enforcement agencies of the U.S. city of Richmond, Virginia, was detained six people during the protest, held near the monument to the commander of the slave States during the Civil war, General Robert E. Lee, said the police.

As stated in the police statement, at about 22 hours on Friday (5am Saturday GMT) near the monument to General gathered about 100 people. After they began to shoot at police with paint balls, the Assembly was declared illegal.

"In addition to paintballs, the crowd began to throw at police other solid objects. Arrested six people – five adults and one minor," - said in a statement to the police. About an hour later most of the protesters dispersed, the police left the scene.

Earlier, the Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam stated that ordered to remove the famous statue of General Robert E. Lee. The decision was made amid ongoing protests and riots after the death in Minneapolis of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of white police. The ninth of June, the court banned the leadership of the state to demolish the monument, and last week extended the injunction indefinitely.

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.