It is noted that a bronze monument to the American president was erected in 1940 at the entrance to the American Museum of Natural History. It consists of three main elements: Roosevelt sits astride a horse, next to a horse is an Indian on one side, and an African on the other.
As indicated in the newspaper, the museum took the decision to remove the monument, with which the authorities of New York agreed.
For many years, activists opposed the monument, which many thought was the symbol of colonial expansion and racial discrimination.
The dismantling decision was made amid protests against racism. In particular, several statues of Christopher Columbus were demolished in the United States, and monuments to former presidents of the country were damaged.
As Ukrinform reported, a wave of protests swept across the United States in connection with the death on May 25 of the 46-year-old African American George Floyd. The Network got a video of how, during a detention, a police officer presses the suspect’s neck with his knee to the asphalt, and he tries to say that he cannot breathe. Soon, Floyd died in the hospital.
The FBI and the prosecutor’s office opened a case on the lawfulness of the actions of law enforcement officers. Four police officers involved in the incident were fired.
Officer Derek Chauvin, who appears in the scandalous video, was arrested. He was charged with murder.