London: dispute over monuments – rights protesters want the statues to protect | politics

Numerous statues in the U.S. and London in honor of controversial historical figures. The works of art come to the attention of the protests due to the death of

London: dispute over monuments – rights protesters want the statues to protect | politics

Numerous statues in the U.S. and London in honor of controversial historical figures. The works of art come to the attention of the protests due to the death of George Floyd.

The protests due to the death of George Floyd reach a new level. Statues of politicians and generals of the former Confederate States of America in the criticism. U.S. President Donald Trump* granted, meanwhile, is a renaming of military bases a cancellation. In the case of protests against racism in London extreme right-wing protesters want to protect the statues

Update from Saturday, 13.06.2020, 19.01 PM: After the death of the African-American George Floyd in the USA strong> for mass protests against systematic racism takes place in the world<. As a result, it came out in Europe and the USA to the damage of statues. Protests in Bristol, England, protesters have thrown the Statue of a British slave merchant into the Harbor. In a Park of the U.S. city of Boston, according to local media, is a Statue of Christopher Columbus reports to be beheaded.

As well on Saturday, hundreds of people demonstrated in the centre of London against racism , gathered themselves together extreme-right protesters in the vicinity of the Parliament, in order to protect the statues from possible attacks. Several monuments were, as a precaution, already Packed, including the Statue of Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

London: armed racist monuments – rights protesters want the statues to protect

the monument to The wartime Prime Minister on the Parliament Square was in the last week, with the lettering "Had been sprayed a racist". Also just a few hundred metres away, Central war memorial Cenotaph was barricaded for safety's sake.

On the Parliament Square and in the surroundings whether it clashes on Saturday right-wing demonstrators came to the police , said British media reports. Interior Minister Priti Patel criticised the violence as totally unacceptable. Those who participate in violent riots and vandalism, had to reckon with the full force of the law. "Go home, to stop the spread (the Coronavirus) and to save lives," she wrote on Twitter.

United States by the racist US-monuments and statues – statues beheaded – criticism of Trump

Update from Thursday, 11.06.2020, 17.07 PM: On Twitter has spoken out now US President Donald Trump to the demolition of statues. In large letters, Trump wrote: "anyone Who denies his history, is doomed to repeat it!" Trump's Tweet is similar to the quote by the philosopher and writer George Santayana, "those Who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". Several Twitter Users pointed out to the President that he use the phrase incorrectly.

Trump is against the demolition of statues of politicians and generals of the former Confederate States of America, and also rejected calls for the renaming of U.S. military bases.

first message of Thursday, 11.06.2020: Washington – The protests due to the death of the African-American George Floyd is not ebbing. Since his violent death by police officers mass held protests against systematic racism across the country and around the world. Now the protests have reached a new level - a level of cultural memory.

culture of remembrance in the USA: statues in the target of the protests

The symbolic capacity of many monuments, which are often white slave holder represent, in the conflict in a decisive and supporting role. the Nancy Pelosi , speaker of the US house of representatives, called for the removal of eleven statues in the capital city of Washington. The statues represent eleven soldiers and representatives from the American civil war (1861-1865) resulting Confederate States of America, would not be represented according to Pelosis opinion, the highest values of the United States of America. "Your statues are a tribute to the hate, not the heritage," said Pelosi in a letter to Congress. The men had been for "cruelty and barbarism".

one of the statues is the Statue of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States of America, or his Deputy, Alexander Stephens, among others. Also a Statue of the military strategists, and Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee is there.

the participants of The protests seen in the statues of a buffer for their anger. On Wednesday, a Statue of Christopher Columbus has been beheaded reports in a Park of Boston, according to local media. Following the incident, Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced to the Rest of the monument of America's discoverer break down. Critics and historians see Christopher Columbus and the transatlantic slave trade is a direct connection. In addition, his violence is criticized active action against native Americans.

protests due to the death of George Floyd: the statues of mined

U.S. President Donald Trump rejected meanwhile, demands for renaming of U.S. military bases. It is a question of bases, which are named after military leaders of the Confederate generals during the American civil war.

"This is a monumental and powerful support points have become part of a great American heritage and a history of victory and of freedom. Therefore, my government will think about the renaming of this magnificent military facilities,“ said Trump on Twitter. Ten bases of the U.S. army are named after generals of the southern States. The retired General David Petraeus had demanded, the bases not rename, because the name-giver served nowadays as a "source of Inspiration".

Marvin Ziegele

After the protests, triggered by the death of George Floyd, declared a district in Seattle for Autonomous. Police avoid the area.

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Updated Date: 13 June 2020, 14:35

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