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Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled?

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Published on July 1, 2020 - Duration: 02:14s

Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled?

Edward Colston becomes symbol for UK's Black Lives Matter movement as his statue is brought down in Bristol.

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Bristol

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Related news from verified sources

A man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage by police investigating the toppling of a statue to 17th century slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol.
on July 1, 2020 • Independent

A 24-year-old is held on suspicion of criminal damage linked to Bristol's Edward Colston statue.
on July 1, 2020 • BBC News

The sculpture was placed on the plinth in Bristol where a toppled Edward Colston statue once stood.
on July 15, 2020 • BBC News

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