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A monumental debate: why a slave trader’s statue is UK’s Black Lives Matter tipping point – Sydney Morning Herald

The toppling of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston by Black Lives Matter activists has reignited Bristol’s debate about how to deal with its dark past.

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Emotions are running high in this city after an angry crowd ripped the bronze statue from its stone plinth on Sunday, dragged it through the streets and dumped it in the same harbour Colston’s slave …

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