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Protests Mount Across the Globe as Racist and Colonialist Statues Targeted in U.K.

HeadlineJun 08, 2020

Protests also intensified around the world, as crowds poured into the streets in Britain, Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Tunisia, among many other places. Protesters gathered in front of U.S. embassies in some capitals, as they demanded an end to police brutality and racism in both the U.S. and their own countries. In Spain, demonstrators rallied in front of the Rota U.S. military base in Cádiz. In Britain, protesters in Bristol tore down a bronze statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston and threw it in the River Avon. In London, protesters wrote “Churchill is a racist” on the memorial statue for former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

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