Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – “Agencies”
Media sources reported that demonstrators in Baltimore, near Washington, DC, broke a statue of explorer “Christopher Columbus”, dragged him into the city’s inner harbor and threw him into the water amid fireworks on the fourth of July, according to the newspaper of “Baltimore Sun” .
“Columbus” was one of the first Europeans to reach the New World, often referred to as the Discoverer of America, but historians and civil rights activists criticize him for enslaving Native Americans.
In a speech delivered by President Donald Trump in Washington on Saturday, he said that he would fight to protect the American “lifestyle” that began with Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the country.
“We will fight together for the American dream and we will defend it in order to protect and preserve the American way of life, which began in 1492 when Columbus discovered America,” Trump said during a celebration of Independence Day at the White House.
It is worth noting that demonstrators throughout the United States are deliberately dropping statues of Columbus and other historical figures as calls to end the glorification of historical figures of racial heritage.