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In Boston will remove a monument to Lincoln, which abolished slavery

The government of the U.S. Boston has decided to remove from the Park in the city centre the monument, which depicts the 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, in which the country had abolished slavery, and bent a knee African American.

"Today the art Commission of Boston voted unanimously to reduce the fine bronze elements of the Memorial of emancipation with its location in Park Square," - said in a statement to the Commission.

We are talking about a monument that depicts in full the growth of Lincoln with his hand over the dark-skinned man standing beside him on his knees with broken shackles on her wrists. Date of dismantling of the monument is still unknown. The Commission also proposed to consider the installation of a memorial in another place, where it will be available for people.

A number of the statues were removed by the authorities or spontaneously demolished in recent weeks amid mass protests after the death of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. It touched the monuments to the soldiers and generals of the slave South during the Civil war in the United States, as well as the statue of the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus, whose left-wing activists accused of genocide of the indigenous population of America.

Abraham Lincoln is the 16th President of the United States, in which and through which the country abolished slavery. Lincoln signed a decree on the abolition of slavery in the United States in 1862, which was reinforced by the emancipation Proclamation of slaves in 1863. He also signed the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which entered into force two years later and the prohibition of slavery and forced work.