Colston statue torn from plinth and tossed in Bristol Harbour
Black Lives Matter protesters celebrated the slave trader’s removal
The Edward Colston statue in Bristol city centre was torn down from its plinth and tossed in the city’s Floating Harbour.
On the afternoon of Sunday, June 7, 2020, Black Lives Matter protesters pulled down the city landmark with ropes, splattered it with paint and rolled it along the streets before tossing into the Harbour.
For 21-year-old Lincoln Brown who witness the moment the statue was removed, the experience was invigorating
He said: “Being a part of the Black Lives Matter movement was an insane experience. I really felt like I was part of the community.
“It really allowed me to validate my experiences of racism within Britain as well.
Mr Brown said the diverse group of supporters showed just how many people are against racism and want to put an end to it.
He said: “It finally shows that my experiences of racism are being listened to by the people.”