In Baltimore, USA, protestors against racism demolished the statue of Christopher Columbus in Little Italy and threw her in the Bay. This publication reports The Baltimore Sun.
Protesters with a rope tumbled down the statue and drove towards the city’s port, where thrown off into the water. The protest took place during the fireworks in honor of independence Day.
The activists, who came this day to the protests, demanded the redistribution of funds from the police Department in social services, evaluation of the system of public education, reparations for blacks, housing for the homeless, they also require the authorities to clean the city of all the monuments of the “white supporters of superiority, owners of the enslaved, the perpetrators of genocide and colonialism.
Fallen pamatic Columbus was established in 1984.
The protesters demolished the monument to Columbus, who discovered America for Europe, in major cities across the country. Activists accuse the Spanish Explorer in the genocide of the indigenous population of America and demand to see his legacy.
The protection of monuments is not a priority for the city police Department in comparison with violent crime, said law enforcement authorities of Baltimore.