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Black Lives Matter Protesters in U.K. and Belgium Target Statues of Slave Trader and Colonizing Kin
newsweek ^ | 6/7/20 AT 3:45 PM EDT | BY JASON LEMON ON

Posted on 06/07/2020 1:34:56 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19

s Confederate statues in the U.S. have been vandalized and torn down amid widespread Black Lives Matter protests, demonstrators in the United Kingdom have torn down a statue of a historic slave trader and protesters in Belgium have vandalized statues of King Leopold II, who was responsible for heinous crimes against colonized subjects in Africa more than a century ago.

Footage shared widely on social media showed protesters in the British city of Bristol tearing down the statue of slave trader Edward Colston, who died in 1721. Colston was a member of the Royal African Company, which is estimated to have transported about 80,000 Africans to the Americas as slaves. After the Bristol statue was torn down, it was dragged through the city's streets and thrown into the harbor's waters.

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1 posted on 06/07/2020 1:34:56 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19
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To: RomanSoldier19

Next they should burn the libraries and museums.

There is no valid history or art from before the Revolution.

/Leftbot


2 posted on 06/07/2020 1:38:10 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Trump is solving the world's problems only to distract us from Russia.)
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To: RomanSoldier19

There are only a few people who can organize and fund so many disruptive riots and demonstrations in so many cities and on an international basis all at once. Soroznazi heads the list and this is precisely his M.O. too. And the timing is Politically right on track too.


3 posted on 06/07/2020 1:43:29 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: RomanSoldier19
Virtue signaling pays big! Everybody’s trying to cash in! Even the Brits. who were pioneers in selling slaves.


4 posted on 06/07/2020 1:44:04 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (YLDM!! Your Lives do not Matter! OBTLM, Only Black Thugs' Lives Matter!)
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To: RomanSoldier19

> After the Bristol statue was torn down, it was dragged through the city’s streets and thrown into the harbor’s waters. <

Wait a minute. The oceans are rising due to Global Warming. This action will make them rise even more. Somebody should alert Greta Thunberg.


5 posted on 06/07/2020 1:55:24 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: RomanSoldier19

This was all organized very precisely and funded. I won’t say the death of Floyd was fake because it was under Floyd and police mitigating circumstances but the left jumped on this with incredible speed and fire. I think Saint Jogger was supposed to be the catalyst but that fizzled for some reason.


6 posted on 06/07/2020 2:20:14 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: RomanSoldier19

If these people have been so outraged all these years over the slave trade that occurred in Bristol (it was the center of the trade in England), and the monuments built to the slave traders, then why haven’t they ever elected a person of color as Prime Minister? Just asking.


7 posted on 06/07/2020 2:28:23 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: shanover

The video they had of Chauvin holding Floyd down was more, ah, useful. I agree, though - I expected multi-city protests to erupt from the Georgia incident. They wave whichever shirt looks bloodiest, I guess.


8 posted on 06/07/2020 2:29:39 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Progressives are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: faithhopecharity

There are only a few people who can organize and fund so many disruptive riots...”

We probably don’t have the intelligence apparatus to figure it all out because the agencies are likely all deepstate anti Trump...


9 posted on 06/07/2020 2:29:40 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: mass55th
Countdown to when the BLM and morality police begin protesting against the
Muslim slave trade industry...



10 posted on 06/07/2020 2:33:11 PM PDT by Bratch (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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Maybe this will wake people up to the fact that we shouldn’t be importing minorities into our countries that hate our guts and not to give up on every fight in the culture war against liberals. Probably won’t though


11 posted on 06/07/2020 2:33:31 PM PDT by escapefromboston (Free Assange)
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To: RomanSoldier19

That’ll learn ‘im....


12 posted on 06/07/2020 2:46:17 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Grampa Dave

They need to throw out all the cocaine etc...


13 posted on 06/07/2020 2:47:36 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: TalBlack

Maybe so. Alas, he’s not drained the swamp much


14 posted on 06/07/2020 3:29:51 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: RomanSoldier19

So, what are they going to do with the statues of Sir Francis Drake and John Hawkins? Both sold slaves in the Americas, but also prevented the Conquest of England by Spain.

Decisions, decisions...


15 posted on 06/07/2020 4:15:18 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: faithhopecharity

Truly many churches and synagogues have jumped the shark into secular humanism and communistic politics


16 posted on 06/07/2020 4:41:42 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: RomanSoldier19
Belgium have vandalized statues of King Leopold II, who was responsible for heinous crimes against colonized subjects in Africa more than a century ago.

This is one case where I approve taking down a statue.

17 posted on 06/07/2020 4:42:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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Leopold II was up there in terms of body count. He should have been forced to abdicate by his own government, would have to know more about 19th century Belgian politics to understand why he wasn’t.


18 posted on 06/07/2020 5:33:01 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Atsk about franchise opportunities in your area.)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

That’s why I wonder why it was such a big deal when Germany invaded Belgium during WWI, why should we have given a crap about the frickin’ Belgians? Were the Germans really any worse?


19 posted on 06/07/2020 6:14:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: RomanSoldier19

Are they going to tear down the mosques too?

Few surviving religions are so closely tied to slavery and slave sales.

And anything having to do with the Aztecs or many other Mezo-American cultures...who not only engaged in mass slavery, but killed and ate them as well.


20 posted on 06/08/2020 6:49:20 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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