DC protesters criticize Emancipation Memorial

Calls are intensifying for the removal of the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C. It depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet – optics that jar and offend many in a nation confronting racial injustice through a fresh lens. (June 26)

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Protesters condemn Lincoln statue in Washington | AFP

Protesters gather at the Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln park, Washington DC, to condemn the statue which depicts Abraham Lincoln standing over a kneeling freed slave. President Donald Trump earlier threatened stiff prison sentences for “anarchists” who damage national monuments during a wave of nationwide demonstrations. IMAGES

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