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Black Lives Matter: the egyptian pyramids in the crosshairs of anti-racist activists?

The egyptian pyramids, the next target of the movement Black Lives Matter? This is what seem to be several users on the social network Twitter since the beginning of the month of June. "Are we going to now knock down the pyramids built by slaves?", is unworthy a user while another tweets "Shatter the pyramids #BlackLivesMatterUK".

Among the many tweets published under the hashtag #pyramids, difficult to distinguish between those calling actually to the destruction of the pyramids... or those, on the contrary, laughing at how sarcastic the déboulonnage statues of colonialism practiced by the protesters racists.

The pyramids threatened?

The protests that followed the death of the Black American George Floyd have in effect given to the taste of the day this act of activism. In the United States and the United Kingdom, several monuments confederates were killed or vandalized. Others are on the spot, while many of the protesters and elected officials, and require their removal because of their symbolic racist and colonialist.

read also : The statues, the new targets of the "cultural war" in the United States

On Twitter, some users began to worry that this practice be applied to the egyptian pyramids, or at least pointed out its inconsistency. "When the left does it demolish the Coliseum, the Acropolis, the pyramids in Egypt? These monuments were all constructed through slavery. [...] It is easier to get away with destroying everything isn't it," asks with irony the one of them, thus reviving the debate on the identity of the builders of these sepulchral monuments.

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