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Chicago authorities removed the monument to Columbus, which became the reason of protests

The government of the U.S. Chicago (Illinois) removed from the city Park a monument to the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus previously caused the protests in the city, reports the local edition of the Chicago-Sun Times.

Last Friday a large group of people protesting against racism, gathered at Grant Park, where is a monument. It was reported that the protesters threw in the detention order different items, they in turn used against the protesters with batons. Detained 12 people, in addition, affected about 18 police officers.

According to the Chicago-Sun Times, later the mayor called to remove the monument.

According to the newspaper, the statue was removed on Friday at about 3.00 local time (11.00 GMT).

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.