British slave trader statue replaced by sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

British slave trader statue replaced by sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

Now this is who should be honored in public spaces.

In June, during worldwide protests against systemic racism and police brutality in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing of George Floyd, racist statues found themselves toppled. Sculptures and statues of slave traders and owners, colonizers, oppressors, and makers of racist policies from Christopher Columbus to Confederate General Robert E. Lee were pulled down by protesters as a means to remove these looming figures from public spaces — here are 15 great photos of some rather creatively vandalized ones.

One of these statues was that of 17th century English slave trader and former member of Parliament Edward Colston, a bronze sculpture which was dragged through the streets of Bristol, England by protesters and thrown in the Avon river.  Read more…

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British slave trader statue replaced by sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester