Protesters in Washington DC overthrew the Confederate general Albert Pike sculpture on Friday, CNN member WJLA reported.
The statue stood in the city’s Judicial Square district.
A video showed that the monument was tied around with yellow ropes before it hit the ground around 11.15. MEAT.
A few minutes later, the statue was seen lying on the grass, lit and covered with graffiti. Protesters sequentially added objects to the fire while the statue was burning.
“Almost a sign of equality, now we take back our freedom and our rights, symbolize the people you know, wait for us, stand against our culture, do not replace what is seen as hateful in America,” a protester told the WJLA at the scene.
Police officers were at the scene, but did not try to arrest any protesters.
CNN reached the Columbia District Metropolitan Police Department for comment.
Donald Trump On the show, he harshly criticized DC police.
“The D.C. Police are not doing their job as they watch the fragmentation and burning of a statue,” wrote the US President on Twitter.
“These people should be arrested immediately. It’s a shame to our country!”
Pike was the Confederate Indian commissioner and military commander of the Indian territory during the US Civil War. Oklahoma Historical Society.
Confederate monuments have become a flashpoint for Kara Lives Matter protests. A 30-meter obelisk in the suburb of Atlanta Decatur was removed just before midnight on Thursday after ordering the removal of a judge.