War on America’s statues - In a Nutshell. Why are US protesters targeting abolitionists and Northern Civil War heroes?

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In the wake of George Floyd’s killing by a police officer, Confederate monuments across the US are being defaced and taken down in a renewed war on America’s statues. But this time around statues of popular US presidents, abolitionists, and Union Civil War heroes are also being toppled. Konstantin Rozhkov takes a closer look at some of the historical figures whose monuments are being targeted to find out what makes BLM and Antifa protesters tick.



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