Edward Colston statue torn down during anti-racism rally in Bristol

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  • Edward Colston
    British slave trader, merchant, philanthropist and politician

Protesters in Bristol have pulled down the controversial statue of a 17th Century slave trader. The bronze memorial to Edward Colston situated in Bristol city centre since 1895, was torn down after crowds left College Green as part of a Black Lives Matter demonstration. It had been the subject of an 11,000-strong petition to have it removed.

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