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Protesters in Richmond, Virginia, demolished a monument to Christopher Columbus and threw it into the lake, NBC reported.

According to the edition, it happened at Byrd park on Tuesday evening.

The statue has been torn down and thrown in the lake in downtown Richmond.

A judge in Richmond issued a ruling on Monday prohibiting state officials from demolishing the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee for ten days.

Earlier, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said at a press conference that he had ordered the removal of the famous statue of General Robert Lee. The decision was made amid ongoing protests and riots after the death of an African American George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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