July 5 in the city of Rochester (NY, USA) unknown destroyed the monument to the writer, a prominent figure of the struggle for the abolition of slavery Frederick Douglas (1818-1895), reports CBS News.
Installed in the Park sculpture dropped from the pedestal and dragged him to the river Bank.
The head of the project to perpetuate the memory of Douglas Carwin ASON television said that the damage to the monument is too big – will have to make a new one.
ASON did not rule out that the destruction of the monument to abolitionist was a response to similar actions of the demonstrators in different cities in relation to the sculptures of the figures of the Confederacy. In the city, however, admit that the vandalism had been drunken teenagers.
After the murder of American in Minneapolis African American George Floyd around the world raised a wave of protests against racism. The protesters felled monuments to historical figures, which had to do with slavery or racism.