durham - Statues that recall the battle of the South during the American Civil War are increasingly the centerpiece of the debate in the US. In various states and cities, votes are being taken to remove such images. This has already happened in a number of places.
Reason is the extreme right-wing protest for maintaining an image of General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville last weekend. A woman came to life there when a car entered on protesters.
In Gainesville, Florida, the city council has now taken a 'Convented Statue', including Lexington (Kentucky) and Baltimore, wanting drivers to remove such monuments from prominent places. In Durham, North Carolina, protesters attracted a statue in memory of the southern soldiers on Monday.
The case gets a tail: The sheriff told Tuesday that 'nobody gets rid of it'. Monuments are protected by law. One protester has been arrested, reported The New York Times. Mayor Bill Bell showed proper understanding for the protesters. 'People are furious. The statue downturn is exemplary of their frustrations, 'he said.
Governor of North Carolina Roy Cooper has proposed the parliament of his state to revoke the law protecting the monuments. He is not waiting for actions like Durham. 'Racism and fatal violence in Charlottesville is unacceptable, but there is a better way to remove these monuments. ''
Critics particularly point out that the Confederated States wanted to maintain slavery. But the complete removal of monuments is also controversial. Among other things, in Jacksonville, Florida, local government sends a compromise: moving images to museums and educational institutions so that they are presented in an historical context.