Thousands of people have celebrated 155 years since the abolition of slavery in the United States. The statue of a Confederate general, shot down by protesters
Thousands of Americans marked the 155th anniversary of "Juneteenth" (English name formed by the combination of the word "June" and 19) on Friday, the date of the abolition of slavery, amid racial tensions affecting the country after the death of George Floyd, according to AFP.
"I am a woman of color, I have lived in this country for 20 years and I am here to say that the lives of blacks matter, those of my children and brothers, to be able to live in a safe country," he told AFP , Tabatha Bernard, 38, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, in the huge New York procession.
Demonstrations on the occasion of "Juneteenth", the day in 1865 when the last slaves were released in Galveston, Texas, were organized in the four corners of the country.
In Washington, protesters who denounced "racism, oppression and police violence" first gathered around the Martin Luther King Memorial at the call of professional players from local basketball clubs.
Near the White House, the event was festive in the already well-known meeting place called "Black Lives Matter Plaza". Hundreds of people danced to the sounds of Go-go Music before marching through the streets of the center of the federal capital.
"We will not be able to eliminate all racist police officers," said Joshua Hager, 29, but "we want most of them fired and held accountable."
His partner, Yamina BenKreira, expressed the wish that the history of African Americans be better taught so that young people "become aware" of these discriminations.
In recent weeks, calls for the dismantling of monuments in memory of Confederate soldiers present throughout the south of the country have multiplied.
At the root of this movement is the debate over racism in America, rekindled by the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American who suffocated under the knee of a white police officer during his arrest in late May in Minneapolis.
We are against vandalism, because in the usual sense, there is nothing good in it. People spoil the things around them for fun, and that's not cool at all. Fortunately, sometimes creative people undertake "vandalism" who do not spoil other people's property, but carefully supplement it for everyone's amusement. Their favorite "canvases" are road signs, but sometimes posters, sidewalks and even cars also fall under the creative distribution. 20 photos of vandalism that we deserve are waiting for you next.
Someone added the “STOP” sign, turning it into a line from the song of the legendary band Queen
"Cause I'm having a good time, having a good time!"
In Malaysia, "babi" means "pig", someone corrected it to English "babe"
A billboard for a candidate from a popular political party in Malaysia during the election season. Obviously, not everyone liked this candidate.
Some merry fellow solved a mathematical example that was prompted by a car number
907 * 815 = 739 205
Some strange road works they have ..
In fact, someone prepared a road sign for a zombie apocalypse.
"The best elevator I've ever seen"
Marine Superman and Bespectacled Man!
The pit on the sidewalk was filled with a mosaic depicting a cat
And this is not even an ordinary cat - this is a gothic version of maneki-neko (a figurine of a cat with a raised paw, common in Japan).
Vegan activists pasted stickers on STOP signs to end up with “Stop eating animals.”
Someone added their own sign, thus receiving: "Stop eating animals without barbecue sauce."
Former telephone pole turned into a huge pencil
Not vandalism, but real art.
"Corrected" road sign in Paris
Symbol of friendship and unity from the sign "No parking".
Broken glass showcase turned into art in Vancouver, Canada
"Unknown Artist," The Mistakes of Youth ", 2020. Skateboard on glass."
Behind the bar
Creatively vandalized badge.
And you can smoke.
To the sign: "Dirty when wet", someone added their own: "Dusty when dry"
It remains only to add: "Ice when cold" and "Dark when night".
"I could not resist when I saw the pipe"
Right now, you may have a sound in your head that sounds when Mario descends into the trumpet.
Somehow MS Paint was able to run on McDonald's self-service terminal
We are waiting for Doom to be launched on it (a video game that has already been launched on, perhaps, almost everything).