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Sun Jun 7, 2020, 12:57 PM

BLM protesters topple statue of Bristol slave trader Edward Colston

Quite a momentous day for Bristol!


Black Lives Matters protesters in Bristol have pulled down a statue of the slave trader Edward Colston.

Demonstrators attached a rope to the grade II-listed statue on Colston Avenue on Sunday before pulling it to the ground as crowds cheered.

They then jumped on it and rolled it down the street to the harbour before pushing it into the river Avon.

The 18ft bronze statue, erected in 1895, has long been a focal point for anger at the city’s role in the slave trade and the continued commemoration of those who were involved in it.


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Sun Jun 7, 2020, 10:01 PM

1. Good news!

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