June 7 in the British city of Bristol protesters against racism and discrimination dethroned and thrown into the river Avon statue of the businessman and the slave trader Edward Colston. On Twitter, informed the TV channel ABC News.
“The protesters… disfigured and ripped off the bronze statue, depicting a slave trader Edward Colston, a ride through the streets and threw it into the river to the applause,” – said in the message.
Published by the TV station removed the video as a statue, the head of which is thrown over the rope a few people roll down the street, and then drowned in the Avon.
The sculpture was also doused with red paint.
Protesters against systemic racism in Bristol, United Kingdom, defaced and tore down a bronze statue depicting a slave trader Edward Colston, rolling through the streets and then throwing it into the river to a wave of applause. https://t.co/cc86EDQZHq pic.twitter.com/DFJ6M2a9BX
— ABC News (@ABC) June 7, 2020