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In the US have dismantled a statue of Confederate General Jackson

The statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was removed from the pedestal in Richmond in the U.S. state of Virginia, reports local TV station Wric.

Previously, the black mayor of Richmond Levar Stoney ordered to remove all the monuments to Confederate from the streets of the city.

According to the TV channel, statue of Jackson, erected in 1919, was withdrawn by the workers. It is noted that after the dismantling of the statue was loaded into the truck that took her away in an unknown direction.

Earlier, protesters in Richmond tore down a monument erected in 1892 in honor of the artillery units of the Confederacy during the Civil war, the monument to the President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis and Confederate General Williams Carter Wikman. In addition, the protesters also threw a monument to Christopher Columbus and threw him in the lake.

People also advocated the demolition of the monument to the commander of the slave States during the Civil war, General Robert E. Lee, and the state government even agreed to it, but the court forbade it to do.

All of US began natural the demolition of monuments to southern Civil war against the backdrop of protests after the death of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of the police. 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.