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UK Protestors Throw Into River Slave Trader Edward Colston Statue

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JUNE 07: Black Lives Matter protesters hang their banners on the fence of Holyrood Palace, despite a call by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and others to find other forms of protest because of lockdown rules and coronavirus fears on June 7, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland.The death of an African-American man, George Floyd, while in the custody of Minneapolis police has sparked protests across the United States, as well as demonstrations of solidarity in many countries around the world. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – JUNE 07: Black Lives Matter protesters hang their banners on the fence of Holyrood Palace, despite a call by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and others to find other forms of protest because of lockdown rules and coronavirus fears on June 7, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland.The death of an African-American man, George Floyd, while in the custody of Minneapolis police has sparked protests across the United States, as well as demonstrations of solidarity in many countries around the world. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Protesters have pulled down the statue of a slave trader in Bristol.

Edward Colston has several roads, schools and other landmarks named after him in the city due to his financial contributions, however much of his wealth was accrued by selling slaves.

Locals had long demanded that the statue be removed.

A twitter account gave a little history lesson on Edward Colson.

Edward Colston ran a company that shipped 84,000 kidnapped African men, women & children to the Americas – 19,000 of these are estimated to have died during the crossing. He was a mass murderer as well as a slave trader. The statue in Bristol should have come down years ago.