Statues of dead white men continue to be toppled across the Western world by a multiracial carnival of determined activists. This follows Black Lives Matter-led global protests against the gruesome “lynching” of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis, US.

This bonfire of the “monuments men” signifies the destruction of memorials to slavery and colonialism that have, for centuries, constituted a violent and persistent assault on the sensibilities of black and brown minorities living in Britain, France, Belgium, US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia...

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