Police prevents protesters to overthrow the Andrew Jackson Statue in front of the White house
Date: 04:35 PM | Reading Time: 3 Minutes
The use of tear gas, the police has to be held close to the White house protesters to topple a Statue of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. The New York Museum of natural history want to remove Roosevelt, a Statue of Theodore.
Demonstranten in the US capital Washington have tried to bring a Statue in a Park in the immediate vicinity of the White house case. The police foiled the action on the Lafayette Park and pushed back the protesters using tear gas, reported as several US media. Plenty of people were sitting on the curb and your irritated eyes with water washed.
The Monument represents the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson on a horse. Under him the “Indian Removal Act” to the displacement and resettlement of indigenous people from areas in the South of the country was adopted.
In the public debate, the culture of remembrance of the United States is increasingly playing a role. Politicians, especially the Democrats, make statues to the test. In many places, protesters created a short-hand facts and overthrew the statues.
Also Roosevelt Statue is removed
Due to the racist symbolism of a Statue of former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt in front of the New York natural history Museum. The Monument, which shows Roosevelt on horseback next to an Indian and a Black foot, had been for a Long time “controversial,” explained the Museum on Sunday (local time). “Many of us feel that the representation of the native and the African, as well as their arrangement in the Monument as racist.”
After the death of the African-American George Floyd in a brutal police operation, the public attention was directed also on statues and monuments as a “powerful and hurtful symbols of systemic racism,” said the Museum more. The Monument should be removed because of it.
New York city mayor Bill de Blasio joined the evaluation: The Monument is of Black and native Americans as “subject to, and racially inferior”. A removal of these “problematic Statue” was “the right decision at the right time”. Also, Roosevelt’s great-grandson Theodore Roosevelt IV expressed consent. “The world does not need statues, relics of a different time, the either of the values that people reflect, the to honor, the values of equality and justice.”
Sharp criticism came from President Donald Trump: “Ridiculous, does it,” wrote Trump in the short message service Twitter.
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt – not to be confused with the later President Franklin D. Roosevelt was from 1901 to 1909, the 26. The President of the United States. He was regarded as a progressive and was for the protection of nature is strong. According to the New York Museum of natural history but he also had racist views on native Americans and Blacks.
In the course of the debate on racism in the United States after Floyd’s death, protesters have toppled a series of statues with racist or colonialist implications or smeared. In the criticism are the generals advised, among other things, statues of Confederate because the Confederate in the US civil war, for a continuance of the had fought slavery.