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Inspired by U.S. protests, some Belgians want colonial king statues removed

Reuters Thursday, 4 June 2020
Inspired by global protests at the death of unarmed black American George Floyd, some 30,000 people in Belgium have signed two petitions to remove statues of the country's colonial-era King Leopold II, whose troops decimated Congo in the late 1800s.
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