Europe confronts colonial past with statue protests
11 June 2020 | 11:04 am
The death of unarmed black man George Floyd in US police custody has triggered outrage worldwide and reignited debate over Colonial-era monuments. In London and Antwerp authorities have removed monuments that have long been a target of activists. Elsewhere, protesters have taken matters into their own hands, sometimes pulling statues down themselves.
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