Léon Gambetta, Jules César, Montanelli... The damage against the statues continue

"The Republic will not erase any name or any trace of its history." Emmanuel Macron was adamant Sunday in the face of the protest movement that aims monuments

Léon Gambetta, Jules César, Montanelli... The damage against the statues continue

"The Republic will not erase any name or any trace of its history." Emmanuel Macron was adamant Sunday in the face of the protest movement that aims monuments built in tribute to some of the characters accused of racism. In the night from Saturday to Sunday, a bust of Léon Gambetta had made the costs of this campaign in Villeneuve-sur-Lot (Lot-et-Garonne).

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The Dispatch reports that the work by Jean-Jules Cambos has been detached from its base located at the place of Equality and found herself in front of the house a Villeneuvois. The act has not been claimed and for the time being no link can be established with any movement. Patrick Cassany, mayor of the city, has, however, to file a complaint.

The bust of Léon Gambetta has been debunked place of Equality in Villeneuve-sur-Lot. Screenshot/The Dispatch.

If Villeneuve is questioned, the doubt is not allowed on degradation of monuments in memory of king Leopold II in Belgium. But how to explain the act of vandalism that targeted a statue of Julius Caesar built in Velzeke, a small town located 45 km west of Brussels ? The spear that the Emperor was holding in one hand has been ripped off and fingers were broken. Under the inscriptions, the authors of the degradation have tagged the word "krapuul". "We are going to estimate more precisely on Monday the extent of the damage and the repairs to be made. These will be the responsibility of the perpetrators," said the mayor Jenne De Potter, from The Future .

Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 07:47

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