Vandals got to the statue of Theodore Roosevelt

Vandals got to the statue of Theodore Roosevelt

The statue of Theodore Roosevelt, standing at the foot of the steps leading up to the American Museum of natural history today night doused with red paint.

Police say that between 3 and 7 a.m. witnesses saw a suspicious person near the statues in the Western part of Central Park before committing an act of vandalism. Currently, police are viewing footage from surveillance cameras to find the man guilty of this offense.

As always, the social network responded to the incident most quickly. There, instantly spreading the photos, which shows that the base 10-tiputini statues bathed in bright red paint. The sculpture itself, it seems, was not injured.

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The bronze statue, created by James Earle Fraser in 1939, portrays the 26th President on horseback, surrounded by native Africans and Americans.

Vandalism against Teddy Roosevelt is clearly not a random incident. It occurred during a lively debate about statuesdedicated to historical figures associated with violence. The impetus for beginning the discussion become a riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, which occurred in August because of the decision to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a public Park.

The people of new York condemned the act of vandalism, noting that nothing like this can happen in a modern developed country, where everyone has the right to freely Express their own opinions. They believe that it is not a manifestation of democracy, but totally unnecessary offense, which doesn’t prove anything.

Teddy Roosevelt joined the two statues of Columbus, who have also recently experienced the machinations of the bullies. One of them, the criminals smeared with red paint hands and scrawled the inscription «we will Not tolerate hate.»

Last year, activists demanded that the Museum get rid of the «racist» statue, which they called «harsh rendition of» white superiority that Roosevelt «supported and promoted».

Recall that Theodore Roosevelt was the first President who was invited to lunch with an African American, Booker T. Washington, to the White house. In his politics he adhered to a gradual approach to the improvement of strict racial inequality in the country. He called white Americans «advanced race», the responsibility of which was to raise the status of minorities teaching «backward race of efficiency in industry, political capacity and domestic morality.»