the administration of the Park, tower grove, Missouri dismantled the monument to Christopher Columbus, stood for 140 years. Information about the issued permission for the demolition of the monument appeared on the page in Facebook, reports Fox 2.

“Today Columbus for many is a symbol of the historical neglect of indigenous peoples and cultures and the eradication of their communities. To ensure a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for Park visitors and employees, the decision to remove the monument,” citing a statement made by the Park administration, RIA Novosti reported.

against the backdrop of massive protests against racism that swept the U.S. after the death of the African-American George Floyd, previously demolished a number of monuments to soldiers and generals of the slave South during the Civil war in the United States, as well as the statue of the discoverer of America Columbus, which left-wing activists accused of genocide of the indigenous population.