the city of Camden (new Jersey) to dismantle the monument to discoverer of America Christopher Columbus in a city Park, reports CBS TV channel.
“Columbus Statue has been a controversial character for a long time. Previously there have been requests to remove the monument because the local community does not support it. It’s time now we must plan the revision of the outdated symbols of racial division and injustice,” said mayor Frank Moran.
In the US, protests continue on the grounds of race, provoked by the death of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans took to protest.
Protesters including requiring the demolition of monuments to slave-owners, colonizers and all those they considered oppressors. Columbus, in particular, accused that he started the genocide of American Indians. While the Italian public organizations in the U.S. claim that its historical role should not be forgotten, marks the channel.
Earlier it was reported that the protesters tore down the monument to Christopher Columbus in the cities of Richmond (Virginia), and St. Paul (Minnesota). In Boston and Miami, the monuments to Columbus have been subjected to vandalism.
riots in Chicago (July 27 to August 3, 1919)
riots in Chicago (July 27 to August 3, 1919)
was caused by the murder of a black teenager Eugene Williams, while swimming at the beach violated the regime of racial segregation. The police did not arrest the perpetrators, which caused outrage among black residents. As a result of riots killed 38 people, injured 537. Thousands of African Americans lost their homes due to fires. The riots stopped after entering the city of the national guard (6 thousand people). 17 instigators among blacks were hanged
the Massacre in Tulsa (30 may-1 June 1921)
the Occasion was the arrest of 19-year-old black man, dick Rowland, accused of assaulting a white girl. Fearing that the young man is lynched, jail, took custody of the black residents. A firefight between armed militias and white, among whom were members of the Ku Klux Klan, led to the riots African-American neighborhoods of the city, completely destroyed the Greenwood district. Killed 350 people, more than 800 were in the hospital, about 6 thousand African Americans were arrested. During the riots was completely burnt more than 1.2 thousand houses
riots in Mississippi (30 September 1962)
were associated with the attempts of a black citizen of James Meredith to enter the University of Mississippi. Despite the fact that U.S. President John F. Kennedy permit has been issued, the authorities of the state of Mississippi refused to comply with the President’s decision. Attempt Measures��Dita to enter the University provoked the outrage of white citizens, resulting in mass beatings of blacks. The decision of the President in the state was under martial law and sent 30 thousand soldiers. The unrest, which lasted about 14 hours, two people were killed and over 300 injured
the Uprising in watts, about (11 to 17 August 1965)
Riots in suburbs of Los Angeles was caused by the detention of 21-year-old black Markt fry with the family of patrol officer. The arrest sparked outrage among formed around the crowd, which led to riots, clashes of black people with police, and attacking white drivers, arson and looting shops. Killing 34 people, more than a thousand were injured, more than 3 thousand were arrested.
the Riot in Detroit (from 23 to 27 July 1967)
the Beginning was a police RAID, the closure of the illegal bar and arrested several black visitors. Clashes with police turned into looting and riots throughout the city. For the suppression of the rebellion was a curfew imposed by the national guard units and army units. In the riots according to various estimates, was attended by 10 thousand people, 43 people died and 460 were injured, 7200 arrested. More than 2 thousand buildings were destroyed
the Unrest after the assassination of Martin Luther king, Jr. (from 4 to 8 April 1968)
the Death of American human rights defender resulted in a mass riots across the country. More than a hundred cities across the crowd of blacks attacked and looted shops, arranged burning, overturned cars. The police were unable to cope with the protesters, the government had to bring in Federal troops. Simultaneously in dozens of cities state of emergency was declared. In Washington was burned over a thousand buildings, a crowd of protesters consisted of 20 thousand people.
Incident at wounded knee (from 27 February to 8 may 1973)
on 27 February 1973 the village of wounded knee (South Dakota) was captured by activists of the movement of fighters for the rights of Indians and declared an independent Indian government. Taking hostages of the inhabitants, the rebels have put up a number of requirements, including review of all contracts between the U.S. government and Indians. During the uprising during the shootings two people died, 13 of the Indians were wounded. The resistance ended with the signing of the agreement and the surrender of the rebels with the mediation of the National Council of churches
the Los Angeles riot (from April 29 to may 4, 1992)
the occasion was the acquittal by a jury of four white policemen who beat black Rodney king because he resisted arrest. Demonstration regarding the justification for the police quickly escalated into riots and attacks, which killed more than 50 people, was burned about 1100 houses. In addition to the state police in the crackdown involved the armed forces of the U.S.
riots in Cincinnati (from 7 to 12 April 2001)
the Riots began after the murder of a white policeman 19-year-old African American Timothy Thomas, who was trying to escape from persecution. In the historical centre of the city was set on fire a market, a group of protesters staged riots in shops and offices. April 12, the city had declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew, after which the riots went down. The unrest was injured more than 60 people
the Riots in Ferguson (from August 9 until December 2, 2014)
the Reason was the incident in which 18-year-old unarmed black male Michael brown was shot by police officer Darrell Wilson during the attempted arrest. Most participants in the riots, which started because of the unrest on social networks, were members of the African-American community. The situation escalated on November 24 after the failure of the jury to indict Wilson. After the riots, December 20 the same year, African American Ismail Brinsley revenge were shot at two police officers in Brooklyn. During the riots, 10 people suffered, more than 300 were arrested.
the Riots in Baltimore (from 25 April to 3 may 2015)
the reason for the demonstrations, later transformed into riots and clashes with police, was the death of 26-year-old African American Freddy gray, who died from injuries sustained when arrested by the police. To restore order in Baltimore were sent to units of the national guard and imposed a curfew, but the demonstrations spread to other cities. May 1, six police involved in the arrest of Freddie gray, was charged. During the riots were injured about 100 police officers, arrested about 200 protesters.
riots in the city of Charlotte (September 2016)
the Protests erupted after the police murder of 43-year-old black Keith Lamont Scott, who was allegedly armed. According to the relatives of the deceased, in his hands was a book. As a result of the protests, injuring 12 policemen. September 21, arrived in the city of the national guard units. About 40 rioters were arrested.
March of the “United right” (11 and 12 August 2017)
a Political rally of the extreme right forces of the United States was held in Charlottesville, Virginia. The occasion was the decision of the city authorities to dismantle the monument to General Robert E. Lee. The marchers chanted racist and anti-Semitic slogans were carrying a firearm, Confederate flags, swastikas. The action was accompanied by a torchlight procession and ended with clashes with the police. During the riots killed one person, injured approximately 40, and two others died in the crash of a police helicopter.
the Unrest after the death of George Floyd (may 2020)
on may 25 in Minneapolis black American George Floyd died during detention by the police. Footage from the last moments of the life of Floyd caused a wide public resonance. The next day the incident were held under the slogans of the social movement of Black Lives Matter (black Lives matter). Later, the demonstrations turned into riots, clashes with police and spread to other cities. Police use tear gas and stun grenades.