As the protests continue across the country, some protestors have taken it upon themselves to re-arrange the furniture in their local areas, starting with all the "racist statues."
A statue of Christopher Columbus in Chicago's Grant Park is the latest one to be removed.
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The Black Lives Matter movement is gaining traction like never before.
via: Getty ImagesSince the death of George Floyd, protests for the movement have been happening across the globe in volumes we've never seen before.
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyBut George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Many protests turned violent and have now resorted to vandalism...
via: Getty ImagesBut change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
Remarkably, however, they seem to be working.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER. BLACK MEN MATTER. BLACK CHILDREN MATTER. BLACK FAMILIES MATTER. BLACK POSSIBILITIES MATTER.… https://t.co/y6dlDWKPN3— a gem (@a gem)1591104461.0
It has also taken over our streets...
Ahead of a planned protest this weekend, the road to the White House was painted with a giant "Black Lives Matter"… https://t.co/6M3H6ehuNs— David Luganda🇺🇬 (@David Luganda🇺🇬)1591398030.0
Protests have been happening across the pond too...
via: GettyHundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
We are witnessing history in the making...
via: GettyAnd people are continuing to demand justice.
One of the most recent events is the tearing down of statues of slave traders and other controversial figures by protesters.
Historic scenes in Bristol as protesters kneel on the neck of the toppled statue of Edward Colston for eight minute… https://t.co/p7VVmxHW7n— Martin Booth (@Martin Booth)1591539194.0
Colston was a slave trader.
The moment a statue of slave trader Edward Colston toppled into Bristol’s harbour. ‘It’s what he deserves. I’ve bee… https://t.co/xzJLp90l6r— Sarah Turnnidge (@Sarah Turnnidge)1591542295.0
A statue of Christopher Columbus in Virginia was another of those torn down and defaced.
via: Getty ImagesThe statue was ninety-three years old and had been standing there to commemorate the Italian explorer.
Controversy has surrounded Columbus' name for many years now...
via: TwitterHis transatlantic voyages unlocked an entire continent for European colonization and turned the Italian explorer into a modern symbol of conquest and violence for native Americans.
It didn't take long for the protesters to completely dislodge the statue...
via: GettyAnd this is when things turned ugly.
The statue was set on fire and covered in graffiti...
via: Getty ImagesAnd protesters then dumped it in Richmond's Fountain lake as a final demand for justice.
Then another Columbus statue was torn down.
COLUMBUS DOWN | Protestors removed the #ChristopherColumbus statue from it's pedestal tonight in #Baltimore's Littl… https://t.co/XOEubASqk4— Dan Lampariello (@Dan Lampariello)1593915927.0
Then what did they do?Similar to Colston, Columbus was taken for an involuntary dip - as protesters dumped him in the local harbor.
Trump isn't happy.
Protesters just took down the Christopher Columbus statue in Baltimore Italy. Today kante what are we waiting for??… https://t.co/IJf2QDaEMO— 🚜Rakgadi🚜Soldier🚜✊🏿 (@🚜Rakgadi🚜Soldier🚜✊🏿)1593963735.0
And there's now been another Christopher Columbus taken down.But, this time it was removed after Mayor Lightfoot ordered its removal following violent protests.
The Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago's Grant Park was taken down in the darkness this morning after protests of violence that led to the deployment of federal forces in the city.
via: TwitterThe removal took place just hours after Mayor Lori Lightfoot had authorized it.
Crews who attended the park used a large crane to hoist the statue from its spot.
#CHICAGO - BLM & communists celebrate the removal of the #ChristopherColumbus statue History is not there for you… https://t.co/TMRYb4gdCk— 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐧 🇬🇧 (@𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐧 🇬🇧)1595589333.0
As the statue was removed it had a small crowd cheering it on.
Statue of Christopher Columbus is removed in Chicago's Grant Park @ElevationToday https://t.co/ecWurYCytD https://t.co/SUCTHBu8kA— Treasure News Daily (@Treasure News Daily)1595588206.0
In came down in the darkness at around 3am in the morning with very few people around.
via: TwitterOnce placed on the back of a truck it was driven away, although it is not known where too.
The authorization of the removal of the statue by Lightfoot came after she had previously opposed it.
CHICAGO, YOU DID IT! THE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS STATUE IN GRANT PARK IS GONE! LORI LIGHTFOOT FELT YOUR FUCKING HEAT… https://t.co/VH147lLNQ8— Chicago Commune (@Chicago Commune)1595578097.0
Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara described Lightfoot as a 'coward'.
Like a thief in the night, Christopher Columbus was taken away by city workers under orders of Mayor Tanglefoot. Li… https://t.co/8I65zFKIVQ— Ron Milner (@Ron Milner)1595591967.0
Unfortunately, actions will never please everyone.
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