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Confronting a bygone era, London removes slave trader statue

Reuters Tuesday, 9 June 2020
A statue of Robert Milligan, an 18th century slave trader, was removed from its plinth outside a London museum on Tuesday after global anti-racism protests triggered a debate about how Britain commemorates its imperial past.
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