Updated: Jun 15, 2020
Following the viral video of Black Lives Matter protesters tearing down the statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol, petitions for the removal of notorious racists' statues have been making headway.
Since the historic move that took place last Sunday [7th June] , the statue of slaveholder Robert Milligan has been removed from outside the Museum of London Docklands, the statue of Robert Baden-Powell on Poole Quay has been removed today [11th June] and many more statues have been identified across the country through a map established at https://www.toppletheracists.org/.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan demanded that all statues and plaques be removed and street names in London changed if they honour slave owners.
130 Labour councils across the country have also stated that all statues and monument will now face review in their own cities/towns.
Will the crimes of slave trading and slave owners finally be recognised and will the black lives who suffered receive some form of justice?