In new York held a rally against the demolition of the monument to Roosevelt

Protest against the demolition of the equestrian statue of the former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, who stands at the entrance to the American Museum of natural history, was held in new York, reports the New York Times.

According to the newspaper, Sunday at the monument gathered about 150 demonstrators. Among them were protesters wearing caps with the words MAGA ("let's Make America great again"), as well as protesters with flags of the American contraviene Blue Lives Matter, whose members advocate that the accused in the killings of police officers have been prosecuted for crimes motivated by hatred.

The protesters claimed that they didn't see the statue of racism, and noted that the monument Roosevelt has nothing to do with the murder of George Floyd.

Last week it became known about the decision of the city authorities of new York to dismantle the monument to former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt at the entrance to the American Museum of natural history in new York. Activists objected to that monument for many years. He became, as many believe, a symbol of colonial expansion and racial discrimination. The decision to dismantle the statue was made against the backdrop of protests against racism.