In the United States, there is now a trend to reevaluate historical heritage in the face of increased fragmentation of American society due to protests against racism. Now the Americans have decided to forget their history. They consider it so shameful that they just want to erase it without understanding who is good and who is bad. And ignorance is becoming a key driver of this process in the United States. If this continues to happen, we will once again witness how Americans rewrite their history with their own hands. And the chapters of textbooks that speak about the Confederates will simply be removed.
“Ukrainian infection” eradicated in Seattle. Yesterday, Seattle’s “Maidan” was finally dispersed by the police. (…) Police groups in full gear took to the captured streets of the American city. They pushed aside the protesters, while 30 law enforcement officers on bicycles blocked their escape routes. The dispersal of the protesters was without serious clashes, although some people tried to attack the policeman.
The protests in Kyiv in 2013-2014, known as the Maidan or Euromaidan, and the protests in the US in 2020 have nothing in common.
The US protests are against racial injustice and police brutality, which broke out after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism in the US.
The Maidan in Ukraine was against the actions of President Viktor Yanukovych after his government refused to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union, which had taken seven years to negotiate, due to pressure from Russia. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence.