(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)-社交媒体上发布的图片显示,周二晚上反种族主义抗议者在弗吉尼亚州里士满的伯德公园推倒了一座哥伦布雕像,又裹上一面燃烧的旗帜后扔进湖中。

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

在乔治·弗洛伊德死亡后,一波示威浪潮席卷了美国和欧洲。

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岁的弗洛伊德于5月25日在明尼阿波利斯市的一条街上脸朝下被一名警官用膝盖压住脖子近9分钟后死亡。

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.

一些公民行为集中在颂扬国家帝国主义历史的纪念碑上,有些人认为这在当今多民族社会中是一种冒犯。抗议者推倒了与帝国和奴隶贸易有关的雕像。