In Georgia, another monument to the confederates was demolished

Another monument to the confederates was dismantled in the United States, in the city of McDonough, Georgia, local TV channel WSB-TV reported.

Authorities completed the removal of the monument to soldiers of the Confederate States Army on Wednesday morning; it was on the square of the city of McDonough for more than a hundred years.

The channel notes that more than 14 thousand people signed a petition in support of the demolition of the city’s monument in honor of southerners, three weeks ago; the decision was approved by the Henry County Commission.

In the United States, the spontaneous demolition of monuments to southerners during the Civil war began amid protests after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of police.

During the North-South conflict of 1861-1865 on the basis of slavery, part of the States broke away from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America (CSA). The military conflict ended with the victory of the North and the restoration of the United States to its former borders. Slaves were also freed, although the de facto status of African-Americans remained unequal in many States until the 1960s.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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