In the United States due to unrest in Virginia dismantle two more Confederate monument
NEW YORK, August 13. /TASS/. The mayor of Lexington (Kentucky) Jim gray in connection with the cases on Saturday, fierce clashes far-right activists and their opponents in the Charlottesville (Virginia) decided to summarily dismantle two monuments to the Confederacy.
“I am taking steps to move statues of Confederate in the historic courthouse — said gray. We comprehensively addressed this issue and listened to many citizens. The tragic events in Charlottesville has led to the fact that I made this statement before, I was going to do it next week”.
The mayor pointed out that already on August 15 asked the city Council to submit a petition to the Commission for the conservation of historical monuments in Kentucky.
The legacy of the slave South
According to local newspaper Lexington Herald-Leader, we are talking about the statues of John hunt Morgan and John Cabello of Breckenridge in the city centre. They were both generals in the Confederate army.
The Confederation of the southern States, whose President was Jefferson Davis, existed on the territory of the modern United States from 1861 to 1865. During the Civil war (1861-1865) soldiers of the slave South, called the Confederacy, fought against the northerners. They lost the war, slavery was abolished.