BLM protesters topple statue of Bristol slave trader Edward Colston

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Statue that had long been a focal point of local anger rolled down to harbour and pushed into the water

Black Lives Matters protesters in Bristol have pulled down a statue of the slave trader Edward Colston.

Demonstrators attached a rope to the Grade II-listed statue on Colston Avenue on Sunday before pulling it to the ground as crowds cheered. They then jumped on it and rolled it down the street before pushing it into Bristol Harbour.

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