As Bristol slave trader statue finally torn down a venue promises to change name
Regardless of anything else Edward Colston did in his life, he was a slave trader responsible for the deaths of at least 19,000 people, so it’s good news that a statue to him was finally torn down in Bristol today. Protestors did what the council should have, and started to remove the glorification of slave traders from across Britain, a dark part of the country’s history too many people are unaware of.
Meanwhile, famous Bristol music venue Colston Hall is named after the man, and it’s promised to change it’s name to something which doesn’t enshrine the memory of a killer.
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