UK protesters tear down slave trader statue, throw it in river

Even in the UK ‘symbols’ of slavery and injustice take the forefront – statue of a slave owner taken down by the protesters and dumped into River Avon.. YEAH BABY!! 

CNN

June 8, 2020

Anti-racism demonstrators in the UK tore down a statue of a 17th-century slave trader, rolled it through the streets and dumped it in the sea on Sunday, in a dramatic act of protest that has shone a spotlight on the country’s stubborn colonial legacy.

2 comments

  1. This is also one place to look for reparations. Bristol was central to Atlantic slave trade, including the current USA. The statue should have gone into a museum and with some effort it probably will.

    • At this point it will only reach a museum after the ‘fish it out of river Avon’.. LOL I prefer not to see ANY representations of slavery anywhere in the world – chronicling and publishing the history 👍 but putting up monuments – anywhere – 👎

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