The new wave of statues toppled
In light of the uprising over the death of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, on May 25, 2020, we were all able to follow online the numerous and violent protests around the world that followed, many of which resulted in death and destruction. Little by little, the protests for justice and punishment of the police, as well as for the end of prejudice against black people, expanded into causes. As an example of these causes, the memory of indigenous genocide in the Americas and the struggle for “decolonization”. With these justifications, as usual, genuinely shaken, angry crowds, as well as small groups of masked people, in the dark, turned against monuments erected by predecessor generations in public spaces, destroying, vandalizing or having them removed.