'Topple the Racists': A map showing all of the 'racist' statues in Britain

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Jun 11, 2020, 10:34 PM(IST)

Churchill, slave trader Edward Colston's statues vandalised amid protests in UK Photograph:( AFP )

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Black Lives Matter supporters have produced an interactive map called ‘Topple the Racists' which identifies where controversial statues and memorials stand.

Anti-racism protestors have drawn up a "hit list" of dozens of monuments across the country they believe should be removed - including one in Cambridge.

Black Lives Matter supporters have produced an interactive map called ‘Topple the Racists' which identifies where controversial statues and memorials stand.

'Topple The Racists' has identified dozens of landmarks from Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert's Bodmin Beacon to Lord Kitchener's memorial in the Orkney Islands that they say need to be removed 'so that Britain can finally face the truth about its past'.

The May 25 killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the global wave of anti-racist protests that followed has reignited a campaign to remove statues and other symbols honouring Confederate leaders.

Many defend the monuments as tributes to the war dead and part of the country's history, and vigorously oppose their removal despite their association with slavery and racism.

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