Vandalism and looting in Birmingham led to the burning of the flag and the destruction of the Confederate statue
Sunday night in Birmingham, Alabama was lit by the flame of the Confederate flag burned. Hundreds of people flooded the streets, smashed the windows of buildings that came in their way and destroyed, in their opinion, the symbol of racism, namely the statue of Charles Linn.
The rally began peacefully, but apparently the protest was not sanctioned by local authorities, so when the organized peaceful crowd gathered around 10 pm in Linn Park, the local police demanded that they leave the public place immediately.
Part of the crowd obeyed the orders of the Birmingham police and had already begun to disperse, as suddenly, the flag caught fire and the sound of a broken window sounded. Around the same time, a group of radical people destroyed the monument.
The protesters pulled down the top part of the statue of Charles Linn by tying a rope and using manpower and a truck to pull it down, reports 6WBRC.
Shouts of “Take this s *** down!” Were heard, while other vandals tied the rope to the statue for later demolition.
An hour before the destruction of the monument, a rally was held in honor of George Floyd, who was killed at the hands of a policeman, in Minneapolis.