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.
And to those protesting that Edward Colston was a "philanthropist" – well, so was Jimmy Savile.https://t.co/SJHFDtOV7h.
— Tom Scott (@Tom___Scott) June 7, 2020