Following the Second week of George Floyd’s Death British Slave trader’s statue, Edward Colston has Toppled in anti-racism protests by British protesters who futher threw it into the Harbour.
Sir Edward Colston's statue was torn down by the mob in Bristol today. The Police idly watched as it was thrown in the water. He supported and endowed schools, almshouses, hospitals and churches in Bristol, London and elsewhere. Many of his charitable foundations still survive. pic.twitter.com/KgK1Er4h9Q
— David Vance (@DVATW) June 7, 2020
The Photage below shows the British protesters who tied rope around the neck of Edward Colston’s statue and bring it to the ground in the southwestern city of Bristol.
They then stamped on it for a few minutes before carrying it and shoving it into the harbour with a great cheer.
“Today I witness history,” eye witness William Want tweeted.
“The statue of Edward Colston, a Bristol slave trader, was torn down, defaced, and thrown in the river. #BlackLivesMatter.”
Futuremore, Protesters pose for a photograph in front of the defaced statue of former British prime minister Winston Churchill, with the words (Churchill) “was a racist” written on it’s base in Parliament Square, central London after a demonstration outside the US Embassy, on June 7, 2020, organised to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.
Taking a knee, banging drums and ignoring social distancing measures, outraged protesters from Sydney to London on Saturday kicked off a weekend of global rallies against racism and police brutality.
However, the home secretary, Priti Patel called the toppling “utterly disgraceful” and police in the city promised to carry out an investigation.
“That speaks to the acts of public disorder that actually have now become a distraction from the cause which the people are actually protesting about,” Patel told Sky News.