In new York city dismantled a monument to Roosevelt

In new York dismantle the equestrian statue of former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, standing at the entrance to the American Museum of natural history, writes New York Times, citing a statement by the leadership of the Museum and the city authorities.

a Monument to Roosevelt, who served as US President from 1901 to 1909, was made in 1940. He depicts Roosevelt on horseback, one side is Indian, the other African American. The activists demanded the removal of the monument for many years, calling him a symbol of colonial expansion and racial discrimination.

the Decision to dismantle the monument was taken by the leadership of the Museum amid protests against racism. The authorities in new York, which owns the rights to the statue, approved this decision. According to sources, the fate of the monument is still unknown, it is not known what his plan to replace.

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