The American Museum of Natural History has officially received permission to dismantle the monument to Theodore Roosevelt. The statue stood in the Upper Weat Side area, a minute's walk from Central Park since 1940. Thousands of tourists and Americans gather this week for the last time to be photographed against the backdrop of city attractions.
Demolition of the monument was supported by State Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor of New York Bill DeBlazio. The latter called Roosevelt "one of the most difficult figures in American history, who at the same time committed extremely progressive acts and deeds of deep concern."
Theodore Roosevelt is the 26th President of the United States, Senator of the State of New York, the founder of the Rough Ridera cavalry during the 1898 Iso-American War, and cousin of the 32nd US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Critics consider the Roosevelt statue a symbol of colonialism and inequality between people. In particular, the fighters against racism and slavery really do not like that the monument shows a politician proudly riding a horse, whose stirrups are held by an Indian and a black man.
It is for this reason that the monument was repeatedly praised on the Internet by supporters of the idea of white superiority.
It is not known exactly where exactly the statue of the president will move. It is likely that she will stand for many years in one of the warehouses owned by the American Museum of Natural History.