a Monument to Theodore Roosevelt at the Museum of natural history in new York dismantled. The monument was erected in 1940. It consists of three main elements: Roosevelt sitting astride a horse near a horse on one side is Indian, the other African. The decision to remove the monument made by the Museum, which owns the monument, the city authorities supported the idea, writes the newspaper the New York Times.

“for Many years, activists opposed the monument, considering it a symbol of colonial expansion and racial discrimination. The decision was made amid a wave of protests against racism. In honor of the former American President, which is closely connected with the history of the Museum, decided to name the Hall of Biodiversity”, – reports the edition with reference to the President of the Museum Ellen Fatter.

the great-Grandson of Roosevelt, who is a Trustee of the Museum, released a statement in which they approved the demolition of the monument. The fate of the monument after the dismantling of publication not yet known.

Recall the mass protests in US cities swept after death at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. The country began a spontaneous demolition of the monuments of the southerners during the Civil war, including statues of the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus, whose left-wing activists accused of genocide of the indigenous population of America.