Demonstrating in Britain, the statue of one of the most prominent slave traders in the history of the country


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Demonstrators brought down a statue of a slave merchant in Bristol and threw him into the river on the second day of protests against racism in Britain.

This came after the start of peaceful protests in central London last Saturday, which witnessed clashes between demonstrators and policemen.

Cressida Dick, the capital’s London police chief, urged participants in the demonstrations to find a different way of expressing their opinion.

But large crowds continue to demonstrate in front of the US embassy in London for the second day in a row.

The protesters in Bristol used the ropes to drop a statue of a prominent 17th-century slave trader named Edward Coulston.

Colston was a member of the Royal African Company, which was likely to have transported more than 80,000 men, women and children from Africa to the Americas.

In 1721, Colston died after he recommended that his wealth be for charity. In Bristol, there are still memorials and buildings that he owned.

After the statue fell, a demonstrator knelt on his neck in a scene similar to what happened to the defenseless black American George Floyd, who was killed by a white American policeman after he knocked his knee on his neck for more than about eight minutes.

The protesters marched through the streets of Bristol with the statue, dragging it behind them, until they threw it in the Yvonne river to use the base that was loaded on it as a platform to deliver the words of the protesters.

Reports said about ten thousand people took part in the demonstrations in Bristol, and the most prominent banners carried by them carried the famous phrase “black lives mean a lot”, and a sign bearing the phrase “I cannot breathe” that was repeated by George Floyd minutes before his death.

The demonstrators in Britain seem to have completely ignored the warnings of the Commissioner of Police in the capital, London, and British Health Minister Matt Hancock that the assemblies they make may exacerbate the spread of the Corona virus.Reports also indicated that two policemen were injured in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Downing Street near the headquarters of the British government, despite the fact that the protests were peaceful in their entirety.


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