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Protesters held a rally on Friday evening in Washington D.C. as they continued to call for the removal of a statue of President Abraham Lincoln and a freed black man. The statue, which is located in Lincoln Park, is known as the Emancipation Memorial or Freedman’s Memorial and depicts an African-American man in a loincloth who is seen kneeling at the president’s feet. The depiction is seen as offensive with critics calling it ‘paternalistic’ which have led to calls for its removal.

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