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UK: Toppled Edward Colston statue retrieved from Bristol harbour02:58

UK: Toppled Edward Colston statue retrieved from Bristol harbour

United Kingdom, Bristol
June 11, 2020 at 11:27 GMT -00:00 · Published

A statue of slave trader Edward Colston was retrieved from Bristol Harbour on Wednesday after it was taken down by Black Lives Matter protesters during an anti-racism rally on Sunday.

Bristol city council posted a video of the monument being pull out from the water. The authorities said it was removed because the city has a "working harbour."

The statue has been transported to an undisclosed location and will be housed in a museum, the city council announced.

On Tuesday, hundreds of students and local residents gathered outside Oxford University's Oriel College to demand the removal of the statue of controversial colonial figure Cecil Rhodes.

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A statue of slave trader Edward Colston was retrieved from Bristol Harbour on Wednesday after it was taken down by Black Lives Matter protesters during an anti-racism rally on Sunday.

Bristol city council posted a video of the monument being pull out from the water. The authorities said it was removed because the city has a "working harbour."

The statue has been transported to an undisclosed location and will be housed in a museum, the city council announced.

On Tuesday, hundreds of students and local residents gathered outside Oxford University's Oriel College to demand the removal of the statue of controversial colonial figure Cecil Rhodes.

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