UK slave trader’s statue toppled in anti-racism protests
10 June 2020 | 10:59 am
Anti-racism protesters in Bristol, England, are seen tearing down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston and throwing it into Bristol harbour. Protesters tie the bronze statue of the 17th-century slave trader with rope and pulled it down amid cheers from the crowd.
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