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Edward Colston Statue Replaced By Protest Figure

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Doesn’t look like vandalism to me.

 

If you are so upset, organise a protest. Get some mates, some cheese sarnies and have a day out campaigning for a statue to be torn down.

 

That wouldn’t be remotely hypocritical of you.

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53 minutes ago, casualbystander said:

looks like the vandals have been out in bristol this morning lets hope this is ripped down smartly.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/15/edward-colston-statue-replaced-by-sculpture-of-black-lives-matter-protester

Creative and thought provoking.

Nothing damaged,defaced or destroyed.

Well done Bristol. Please send dictionaries urgently with the word 'vandal' underlined.

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Perhaps the thing to do is have a different statue every couple of months. Use the site to showcase local talent in a thought provoking and socially distant manner

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" Amateur" hardly, he's internationally known and had exhibitions at the  Tate.

 

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6 hours ago, casualbystander said:

looks like the vandals have been out in bristol this morning lets hope this is ripped down smartly.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/15/edward-colston-statue-replaced-by-sculpture-of-black-lives-matter-protester

Looks fantastic- heartening to see. Good article too.

 

Do you want to give any reasons why you want it ripped down? Should be interesting :)

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Reading about the original Colston statue, it apparently angered and upset many locals for years.  

 

It seems odd that for a city built on slavery, why you'd put up with living there if you didn't like its roots?

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I like anydyofborg's suggestion of rotating-showcasing statues. Very 21st century.

 

Can we consider a statue to re-reg'ing wind up merchants?

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Not a permanent statue, but designed to provoke long overdue discussion and debate, which it is clearly doing.

 

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