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Priti Patel calls destruction of Edward Colston’s statue “Utterly disgraceful”

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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The UK’s Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has called the removal of the statue of a slave tradern Edward Colston that was situated in Bristol “utterly disgraceful”, OYOGist.com has gathered.

A BBC News video showed Black Lives Matter and anti-racism protesters destroying the statue of a renowned British slave trader, Edward Colston, who sold an estimated 80,000 men and women from Africa into slavery in America.

When the protesters successfully pulled the statue to the ground, they then proceeded to drag it into the river. The event happened in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Watch the video that captured the moment protesters toppled the statue of Edward Colston and threw it into the river below:


Patel, in a video interview, condemned the action of the protesters which she called “illegal” protests. The Home Secretary said the action was “utterly disgraceful” and called it “sheer vandalism,” and has urged the police to take action over it.

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The death of George Floyd, a black American man that was killed by a white police male on the 25th of May 2020 has sparked nationwide protests in the US that has since spread to other countries, including the UK and Australia.

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