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Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled?

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Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled?

Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled?

Edward Colston becomes symbol for UK's Black Lives Matter movement as his statue is brought down in Bristol.

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Edward Colston Edward Colston British merchant, politician, philanthropist and slave trader

Bristol mayor: Democratic process must decide the future of Edward Colston plinth [Video]

Bristol mayor: Democratic process must decide the future of Edward Colston plinth

Bristol mayor Marvin Rees says any decision on replacing the statue of slave trader Edward Colston must be decided democratically, after a sculpture erected on the plinth where the statue used to stand was removed.Artist Marc Quinn created the life-size black resin and steel piece of Jen Reid after seeing a photo of her standing on the empty plinth following the toppling of the Colston statue in Bristol.

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Sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester removed from Colston plinth [Video]

Sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester removed from Colston plinth

The sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester which replaced the statue of slave trader Edward Colston has been removed.Pictures from the scene appeared to show workers at the site at around 5.20am on Thursday.Bristol City Council said it was removed at their request, adding: “It will be held at our museum for the artist to collect or donate to our collection.”The statue, by artist Marc Quinn, was put up in the early hours of Wednesday.

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Statue of BLM protester appears on Colston plinth [Video]

Statue of BLM protester appears on Colston plinth

The statue of a Black Lives Matter campaigner appears in Bristol on Edward Colston plinth. Artist Marc Quinn says he was inspired after seeing protester Jen Reid standing on the plinth during the 7 June protest. The statue is meant to be temporary and has caused both praise and criticism by the public, as permission was not given for it to be installed. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Edward Colston statue replaced by sculpture of black protester [Video]

Edward Colston statue replaced by sculpture of black protester

A sculpture of a black woman who took part in a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol has been erected on the plinth where a statue of slave trader Edward Colston used to stand.

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Bristol Bristol City and county in England

Hot air balloons perform ‘flypast’ over Bristol [Video]

Hot air balloons perform ‘flypast’ over Bristol

Every year hot air balloons take off en masse in Bristol as part of theInternational Balloon Fiesta. This year however was slightly different, due tothe Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing measures. The launch location waskept private to avoid people gathering to watch the moment of lift-off, and inthe main, only those in social bubbles were allowed in each balloon.

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NHS worker speaks out after 'racially motivated' attack

K-Dogg, an NHS worker in Bristol, has spoken out after hit-and-run left him scarred for life and frightened for his safety last week. Police say the incident was 'racially motivated' and are still looking for those responsible. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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NHS worker relives racially aggravated hit-and-run

An NHS worker has been left scarred for life and frightened for his safetyafter being seriously injured in a racially aggravated hit-and-run. The 21-year-old was walking to the bus stop after finishing work at SouthmeadHospital in Bristol at about 4.20pm last Wednesday.

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‘Inquisitive’ lynx kittens at wildlife attraction to be named by public [Video]

‘Inquisitive’ lynx kittens at wildlife attraction to be named by public

Keepers at the Wild Place Project in Bristol are asking the public to helpchoose names for two lynx kittens. Since they were born five weeks ago, mumLoka has been keeping the youngsters hidden in the zoo's Bear Wood exhibit,just as she would in the wild. New footage of the European lynx kittens showsthe pair becoming more playful and inquisitive, and venturing out of their denin the woodland undergrowth more frequently.

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Black Lives Matter Black Lives Matter Social movement originating in the United States

Llama brings hugs to Portland protests [Video]

Llama brings hugs to Portland protests

Ceasar, a six-year-old llama has become a fixture Portland, extending his neck to nuzzle both Black Lives Matter activists and law enforcement officers in body armor.

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London MP calls for a boycott of Unilever over treatment of Kenyan farmers [Video]

London MP calls for a boycott of Unilever over treatment of Kenyan farmers

Black Lives Matter held a 'bend the knee, don’t drink the tea' demonstrationoutside Unilever HQ in central London, claiming the company is exploitingAfrican farmers.

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British Vogue champions black activism with landmark cover [Video]

British Vogue champions black activism with landmark cover

Misan Harriman has become the first black male photographer to shoot the cover of British Vogue after editor Edward Enninful spotted his shots of Black Lives Matter activists. The Nigeria-born artist said it was an honour to capture the activists of the modern age. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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The BLM protest photographer now shooting for Vogue [Video]

The BLM protest photographer now shooting for Vogue

Photographer Misan Harriman has become the first Black man to shoot the cover of Britain's fashion bible Vogue. Edward Baran reports.

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Race Relations: Shining A Light Across Florida | Part 1

What is the history of Black Lives Matter and what is Impact Bias? How does it form?

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