The monument to the Confederate Army Soldier was demolished in the American city of Charlottesville, in the state of Fiji. It happened the day before, September 12, reports The New York Times.
The decision to dismantle the sculpture, installed in 1909, was taken back in the summer. It is reported that the demolition was met with the approval of the people gathered.
The campaign to demolish monuments to people somehow related to racism was initiated by the movement Black lives matter, which emerged after the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of a policeman in May this year. Protests in the United States are spilling over into pogroms, arson, and murder – in other words, into a street war that Washington has been unable to end for months.
U.S. President Donald Trump called the Black lives matter Marxist.