ANTIRASISTIČKI PROSVJED

FOTO, VIDEO: U VELIKOJ BRITANIJI SRUŠEN KIP NOTORNOG TRGOVCA ROBLJEM Prosvjednici su na kip stavili omču oko vrata pa ga bacili u more!

 
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Kip britanskog trgovca robljem iz 17. stoljeća srušen je u nedjelju tijekom antirasističkog prosvjeda u Bristolu na jugozapadu Engleske, nakon poziva na uklanjanje ostataka povijesnih podsjećanja na trgovinu robljem.

Taj potez pokrenuo je raspravu među Britancima o tome je li rušenje kipa Edwarda Colstona vandalizam ili povijesni trenutak koji je skrenuo pozornost na ulogu Britanije u trgovini robovima.

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / This still image taken from a June 7, 2020, video courtesy of William Want (@willwantwrites) via Twitter, shows protesters pulling down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol, south west England, during a demonstration organised to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis. - British protesters tore down the statue of a renowned slave trader and threw it in the harbour on the second day of weekend protests against George Floyd's death. Footage shot by a witness showed a few dozen people tie a rope around the neck of Edward Colston's statue and bring it to the ground in the southwestern city of Bristol. (Photo by - / various sources / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE  MANDATORY CREDIT «  AFP PHOTO / Twitter / William Want/@willwantwrites  » - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS  DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS  - NO ARCHIVE -
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Oporbeni laburist Andrew Adonis rekao je da je Britanija bila "previše spora" u uklanjanju spomena na trgovce robljem i "carske kriminalce", dok je bivši ministar financija Sajid Javid iz vladajuće Konzervativne stranke rekao da je rušenje krivično djelo.

"Odrastao sam u Bristolu. Mrzim kako je Edward Colston profitirao od trgovine robovima. Ali, to nije u redu", izjavio je Javid.

"Ako Bristolci žele ukloniti spomenik, to bi trebalo učiniti demokratski a ne počinjenjem kaznenog djela".

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / This still image taken from a June 7, 2020, video courtesy of William Want (@willwantwrites) via Twitter, shows protesters pulling down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol, south west England, during a demonstration organised to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis. - British protesters tore down the statue of a renowned slave trader and threw it in the harbour on the second day of weekend protests against George Floyd's death. Footage shot by a witness showed a few dozen people tie a rope around the neck of Edward Colston's statue and bring it to the ground in the southwestern city of Bristol. (Photo by - / various sources / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE  MANDATORY CREDIT «  AFP PHOTO / Twitter / William Want/@willwantwrites  » - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS  DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS  - NO ARCHIVE -
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Snimke objavljene na društvenim mrežama pokazuju kako su demonstranti "Black Lives Matter" navijali dok su rušili kip te ga bacili u rijeku tijekom uglavnom mirnih prosvjeda ovoga vikenda u Londonu, Manchesteru, Glasgowu i Edinburghu.

Colston, rođen 1636. u Bristolu, bio je trgovac i zastupnik u parlamentu a bogatstvo je stekao uglavnom prevezavši oko 80.000 muškaraca, žena i djece iz Afrike na Karibe i Ameriku, pri čemu su mnogi umrli na tom putu.

Brončani kip, podignut 1895. godine, u prošlosti je bio žarište prosvjeda, a peticijom kojom se traži njezino uklanjanje nedavno je prikupljeno više od 11.000 potpisa.

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / This still image taken from a June 7, 2020, video courtesy of William Want (@willwantwrites) via Twitter, shows protesters pulling down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol, south west England, during a demonstration organised to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis. - British protesters tore down the statue of a renowned slave trader and threw it in the harbour on the second day of weekend protests against George Floyd's death. Footage shot by a witness showed a few dozen people tie a rope around the neck of Edward Colston's statue and bring it to the ground in the southwestern city of Bristol. (Photo by - / various sources / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE  MANDATORY CREDIT «  AFP PHOTO / Twitter / William Want/@willwantwrites  » - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS  DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS  - NO ARCHIVE -
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