Protesters in Washington DC smashed the statue of the Confederate general Albert Pike and set it on fire after the rally held on a June.
Around 80 demonstrators jumped and cheered after using ropes to overturn the monument in the Yargı Square neighborhood late Friday night.
The falling statue – the only confederation monument in the country’s capital – was later set on fire with a protester filming a cigarette lighting while others chant “black life items” in their embers
The statue is among the many cities targeted during civil unrest in the United States and upon the murder of George Floyd’s Minneapolis police.
Officials across the country have pledged to reassess their monuments, which in some cases promised to seize their monuments directly. In others, the protesters took on themselves the violent destruction or fragmentation of controversial sculptures.
President Trump called for arresting anyone involved in Pike’s takedown late on Friday.
“D.C. The police are not doing their job because they watch a statue shatter and burn. These people should be arrested immediately. ” tweeted. “A shame to our country!”
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