Felling of British slave trader statue heats up simmering debate

Credit: Reuters India- Published on June 8, 2020
The toppling by anti-racism protesters of a statue of a slave trader in the English port city of Bristol has given new urgency to a debate about how Britain should confront some of the darkest chapters of its history.

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Published on June 9, 2020 -  02:01
British protesters target symbols of slavery and empire
Protesters in Oxford demanded the removal of a statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes, while in London, a slave-trader's statue was targeted as part of protests against symbols of the slave trade and empire.

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