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Protesters threw slaver statue in the river in Bristol

Protesters in the town of Bristol in western England has torn a controversial statue of the slave trader from the 1600s and thrown it in a river in the city. It

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Protesters threw slaver statue in the river in Bristol

Protesters in the town of Bristol in western England has torn a controversial statue of the slave trader from the 1600s and thrown it in a river in the city. It shows on the pictures from the british television station BBC.

It happened during a Black Lives Matter-protest, where at least 5000 attended.

Bristol, which historically was an important city for slavehandlen, was one of numerous cities around Europe, where on Sunday were protests against racism and police brutality.

the Statue depicts Edward Colston, who was prominent in the deal with about 80,000 men, women and children, who were forced from Africa to America in the 1600s and 1700s.

After the statue was toppled, posed a protester with a knee on the neck of the. It is a reference to the killing of the black George Floyd in Minneapolis for just under two weeks ago. He died during an arrest where a cop kept his knee on his neck in barely nine minutes.

In London was tens of thousands of people on the street to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the UNITED states.

It has several days in a row been demonstrations in the british capital.

Saturday scenario the demonstration peaceful to begin with, but a smaller group of protesters subsequently clashed with the police.

London's police commissioner, Cressida Dick, says according to the BBC, that 27 officers have been injured in 'shocking and totally unacceptable attack against the security forces during demonstrations in the city this week.

the Two have been seriously wounded, and a cop who fell down from his horse, is admitted to a hospital in London, where she has been operated.

Both the police commissioner and Britain's health minister, Matt Hancock, had, according to the BBC, urged the demonstrators not to gather again Sunday because of the risk of coronavirusset spreads.

But tens of thousands of protesters on Sunday gathered in front of the u.s. embassy in London, ignored the call.

Some of the protesters wore masks for the face to protect against coronasmitte. Others were dressed in t-shirts with the text 'racism is a virus'.

the Demonstrations have taken place all over the world to protest against the way ethnic minorities are treated by the police.

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