September 2, 2020

Washington mayor moves to quell anger over statue proposals

Washington (AFP) – The mayor of US capital Washington on Wednesday asked a committee studying the fate of its monuments to figures linked to slavery and racism to focus on “contextualizing, not removing” federal memorials, after the White House slammed its recommendations as “ludicrous.”The “DC Faces” group had recommended that seven monuments, including the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial and a statue of Christopher Columbus, should be “removed, renamed or contextualized.”It also wants a change in the names of some 50 city schools and parks named after controversial historical figures…


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