(Reuters) - Anti-racism protesters in Virginia tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Tuesday night in Byrd park in Richmond, then draped it in a burning flag and dumped it in a lake, images of the incident posted on social media showed.

(路透社)-社交媒體上發布的圖片顯示,周二晚上反種族主義抗議者在弗吉尼亞州里士滿的伯德公園推倒了一座哥倫布雕像,又裹上一面燃燒的旗幟后扔進湖中。

A wave of demonstrations has swept across the United States and Europe following the death of George Floyd.

在喬治·弗洛伊德死亡后,一波示威浪潮席卷了美國和歐洲。

Floyd, 46, died after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while he was held face down in a street in Minneapolis on May 25.

今年46歲的弗洛伊德于5月25日在明尼阿波利斯市的一條街上臉朝下被一名警官用膝蓋壓住脖子近9分鐘后死亡。

Some of the civil action has focused on monuments glorifying countries'' imperialist past, which some people see as offensive in today''s multi-ethnic society. Protesters have torn down statues lixed to empire and the slave trade.

一些公民行為集中在頌揚國家帝國主義歷史的紀念碑上,有些人認為這在當今多民族社會中是一種冒犯??棺h者推倒了與帝國和奴隸貿易有關的雕像。