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Boris Johnson Calls Protests Threat To Churchill Statue ‘Shameful’

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Protecting a statue of former UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill from potential vandalism by boarding it up is “absurd and shameful”, PM Boris Johnson has said, according to the BBC.

Johnson said the war-time leader expressed opinions that were “unacceptable to us today” but remained a hero for saving the country from “fascist and racist tyranny”.

Protesters daubed “was a racist” on the Parliament Square tribute last weekend.

In a series of tweets, Johnson said monuments like Churchill’s were put up by previous generations as he urged people to “stay away” from demonstrations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“We cannot try to edit or censor our past,” he wrote of moves to remove tributes to historical figures. “We cannot pretend to have a different history.”

It comes after the statue of slave trader Edward Colston was thrown into the river in Bristol during a Black Lives Matter protest on Sunday.

Demonstrations have been taking place across the world following the death in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.

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    June 14, 2020 at 12:32 pm
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    everyone suddenly has a conscience and ignorance is very much a part of that . Money is power and power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao face charges in the death of George Floyd. Is there not a lesson here were these men involved in this tragedy all white Americans .William Ellison Jr., born April Ellison was a U.S. cotton gin maker and blacksmith in South Carolina, and former black slave who achieved considerable success in business before the American Civil War. He eventually became a major planter and one of the medium property owners, and the wealthiest black property owner in the state. According to the 1860 census (in which his surname was listed as “Ellerson”), he owned 53 black slaves, making him the largest of the 171 black slaveholders in South Carolina.

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