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British Protestors Remove Statue During Rally

Written by on June 9, 2020

For the second weekend in a row, cities like London, Madrid, Warsaw, Sydney and Hong Kong joined together in solidarity with the thousands of US protestors.
In the UK, activists gathered in the thousands to memorialize George Floyd and urge the end of systemic racism.

They held “die-ins” in front of U.S. Embassies and marched through the streets.

In the British City of Bristol, demonstrators pulled down a statue of slave trader Edward Cost during a Black Lives Matter protest rally.

The controversial statue’s removal was being discussed by city officials for some time, but the protestors made the decision for them.

They tore the statue off its base using rope and rolled it down the street, eventually dumping it into the Avon river.

Protestors assembled  despite coronavirus lockdowns and warnings from politicians to say inside. They wore masks and carried signs saying racial inequality is also a public health crisis.

In response to the protests, London’s mayor Sadiq Kahn said:

“I stand with you. George Floyd’s brutal killing must lead to immediate and lasting change everywhere.”


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