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Demonstrators river statue of confederate general down in Washington

Demonstrators in Washington DC, the nation's capital, has torn a statue of confederate general Albert Pike down and set fire to it.

The tv displays the images on the night of Saturday american time.

the Statue is the only one of a confederate general in the american capital.

president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, criticizing on Twitter the police in the capital for not doing his job properly.

- the Police do not his job, when it seems that a statue be torn down and burned. These persons should be arrested immediately. A disgrace to our country, write the president.

Tv images show the statue of Albert Pike being torn down with ropes, before the protesters begin to shout 'black lives matter'.

Albert Pike, who was an author, poet, and lawyer, had a prominent role for the confederacy during The American civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865. The war resulted in the abolition of slavery in the southern states.

the Statue has been demolished in connection with the special holiday of Juneteenth in the UNITED states, where thousands of americans on Friday, has been on the streets all over the country.

the Name Juneteenth is a portmanteau of the words June and 19. in English - June and Nineteenth. It refers to the 19. June 1865, when the end of slavery in the UNITED states finally was announced.

In the selection of the day with ongoing protests against racial inequality and police brutality in the UNITED states.

Juneteenth is at the federal level, is not an official holiday in the UNITED states. In many states it is regarded, however, as a public holiday.

Several monuments, showing the prominent sydstatsfigurer, has been torn down by protesters in the past weeks of protests.

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