Churchill next? Tearing down of British slave trader statue prompts wave of suggestions for further destruction

After protesters in the city of Bristol dramatically tore down a statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston on Sunday, a wave of suggestions for whose effigy should be destroyed next has been unleashed.  Cromwell?
Churchill next? Tearing down of British slave trader statue prompts wave of suggestions for further destruction

Colston made the bulk of his vast fortune with the Royal African Company (RAC). The company had a monopoly on the West African slave trade and it branded its RAC initials on the slaves’ chests. His statue was sent to a watery grave when demonstrators threw it into Bristol Harbor on Sunday.

ALSO ON RT.COMWATCH protesters TEAR DOWN statue of slave trader in BristolThe striking scenes have prompted a raft of suggestions for further demolitions, as some in Britain have suggested that the country should attempt to come to terms with its blood-drenched history. Winston Churchill, Oliver Cromwell and imperialist Cecil Rhodes have led the nominations, while Margaret Thatcher, prime minister from 1979 to 1990, also drew some fire.

 

Dr Jack Doyle@JackRaoul

just spotted across the street from a certain statue on Oxford High Street lol

Ro Ryxotic@RoRyxotic
Daithi@daithigor

Irish people trying to send mental messages to the UK to take down the Cromwell statue

However, his legacy in India is defined by policies that contributed to the Bengal Famine of 1943, which resulted in up to three million deaths. He was also known for expressing disparaging views about a range of peoples and religions including Indians, Africans, Irish, Hinduism and Islam.

H. Sumeri@IraqiSecurity

“What’s next?! Tearing down statues of Winston Churchill?!”

Well, now that you’ve mentioned it…

Let’s talk about one of the most widely celebrated genocidal racists in European history.

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Zora Suleman

@ZoraSuleman

Walked down Whitehall and past Parliament on my way home from work this morning (out of curiosity following the protests) and I saw these guys cleaning the graffiti off the Churchill statue, thought they’d been ordered by the police to do it, but they got up early to volunteer

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2 Responses to “Churchill next? Tearing down of British slave trader statue prompts wave of suggestions for further destruction”

  1. Deepseaninja says:

    Why not Cromwell? He was paid off by the Dutch to allow Jews back into England after 100’s of years of exile. Wouldn’t be todays troubles if not for this traitor. He would do well in today’s tory cabinet, rather a hero. He is standing in front of Wythenshawe Park Hall, Manchester.

    • Tapestry says:

      He got hundreds of thousands of English to kill each other to give Parliament more say, then closed it down and made himself Dictator. Henry Ford was right. History is bunk.

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