BLM protesters pull down statue of Edward Colston before throwing it into river in Bristol

Black Lives Matter protesters have pulled down a statue of a 17th Century slave trader in Bristol.

The controversial Edward Colston monument was ripped from its plinth using rope as crowds cheered.

Read more: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11775908/black-lives-matter-protesters-statue-bristol-river/

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100+ comentarios:

British Standard
British Standard:
What was that statue made off? Hope it wasn’t toxic seeing as it was dumped into the flowing river that leads to the main source of drinking water
Face Off
Face Off:
*People are saying the statue “tripped and fell over” into the water...*
Mike Preddy
Mike Preddy:
Those who forget history are bound to repeat it !
Dan w
Dan w:
Pulls down a statue over slavery, wears clothing and using mobile phones that were made in sweat shops..makes sense
YASSINE BEN EL HAJ
YASSINE BEN EL HAJ:
*If we have learned something from history is that we have never learned anything from history*
Scott Olson
Scott Olson:
1:03 girl in black started backing up like she was in a fencing match
Lumic
Lumic:
The world: This is very peaceful
Franz Fanon
Franz Fanon:
Been years since I've been to a demo. But my God I would have just loved to have been a part of that one. Bristol has really gone up in my respect.
shaun spadah
shaun spadah:
They tear down a statue of someone from a bygone age that no ones heard of but they will continue to buy goods made in sweatshops from the 3rd world
chauncey the gardener
chauncey the gardener:
Wow, I haven't seen the Democrats this angry since the Republicans took their slaves away.
T-Bone Shteak
T-Bone Shteak:
It was Africans who sold the slaves to him in the first place wasnt it?
Abigail carter
Abigail carter:
My dad tried to teach me to hate other races but that didnt work, because naturally i love all people and my best friend is african and she's the only person that treated me nice in school while other kids were bullying me and punching me. She stood up for me and saved me from causing suicidee when i was bullied half to death
gertwallen
gertwallen:
Very brave act, tearing down a statue, as brave as the soldiers in D-Day, lol
Student
Student:
Wait these guys are all white🤣
John Cab
John Cab:
Toxic metal in the river. “See no evil” say the tree humping environmentalists.
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin:
wow that endangering the ecosystem its fun
HUMAN not CAT
HUMAN not CAT:
he’s gonna drown! somebody get him out he’s in danger
richies quest
richies quest:
Left wing muppets.
Debra Green
Debra Green:
WE HAD NO IDEAL OF MOST STATUES IN AMERICA & WHAT LEAD AMERICA TO THIS PRESENT STATE OF MIND CONTROL CAME FROM!!!! THANK YOU 🙏🏽
matthewwilliamsmatty
matthewwilliamsmatty:
They all look like they were wearing their sisters backpacks and shoes.
Peter Bullock
Peter Bullock:
And they say multiculturalism works
Dj Rowl
Dj Rowl:
I bet the pigeons aren’t happy now
Ann
Ann:
If my ancestors could only see blacks and white together they would never believe.
Marian Hanganu
Marian Hanganu:
Acts of vandalism. Weak police and failing state
Susan Fuego
Susan Fuego:
Yesssssssss
sir john hawkins
sir john hawkins:
after the events of the last few days i would like to say that " police lives matter" whos standing up for what we now call the " the thin blue line "
Mike Donley
Mike Donley:
BLM can’t figure it out either, like where did these white people come from?
sir john hawkins
sir john hawkins:
i dont understand how doing this will change anything? regards john hawkins
Harry Punani
Harry Punani:
A few days go this would be called vandalism.  Brits have lost the plot.
frankthespank
frankthespank:
Oh look, the pr-i-mates got out of the z-00, LOL!
msc Qaz
msc Qaz:
And no police
How convenient
john hansberry
john hansberry:
The inbreeding is Bristol has worked out well I see.
scipio africanus
scipio africanus:
I ve been out of the country for 5 years
Is this Britain 2020??
Maybe I would ve voted remain knowing I might ve to come back to that
I thought Germany was bad and it is but Britain shokin
Pedro Leão
Pedro Leão:
AMEI! KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK melhores pessoas
RuddsReels
RuddsReels:
Why don't they fight the modern slavers who are operating right now? All yeah! A statue won't fight back!

Against slavery my arse!
Shawne Bradley
Shawne Bradley:
This is exactly how the Pirates made people "Walk The Plank." They tied em up so they couldn't swim, (the statue is not moving I think they covered that part) rolled to the plank, (they didn't want this guy to walk on own accord) at the edge they realized they forgot to set up a plank, so they just tossed him over 😂👍🏾
Whassname Whassname
Whassname Whassname:
I heard that the remaining statues rolled themselves into the river due to the overwhelming stench of cous cous, hemp and self hatred.
neil698
neil698:
this whole thing now is like a kind of rainbow Tet Offensive
J D
J D:
Had the legs tide up like it could get up and run away 😂
That Guy Paulzil
That Guy Paulzil:
Errm, Corona virus? NHS lives don't matter apparently
Friederike Thomsen
Friederike Thomsen:
legendary
Das Nichts
Das Nichts:
Mob justice is a very sad thing to behold. Mindless, selfish destruction of heritage and disrespect for the craft of the artist, as well as the good this man did for Bristol. See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
The Mighty Squirrel
The Mighty Squirrel:
When trying to erase history you are simply repeating it
Mike Oxlong PT
Mike Oxlong PT:
imagine being such a useless human being that your this invested in a statue
99IronDuke
99IronDuke:
When are the Police going to put a stop to these morons?
Lavalambtron
Lavalambtron:
All the west was built by these controversial figures will they dismantle all civilization then?
siralf1979
siralf1979:
Disrespectful to the country who has provided for you.
J S
J S:
The statues are more important to me than BLM
Im bored of you too
Im bored of you too:
Why are there riots happening everywhere. One guy shot another illegally and is now being charged with murder. It happens every day....🤔
Happy White Wednesday
Happy White Wednesday:
Police watching I presume. Yeah not like the dog walking drone situation which was serious
DatFalloutFan2002
DatFalloutFan2002:
washington monument: *pls no*
Brian Hendershot
Brian Hendershot:
Why were they not shot?
Ade Griff
Ade Griff:
Ask the black community to let us know who killed Keith Blakelock
Sajid Hussain
Sajid Hussain:
Where’s the police when we need them ?
Golag Is watching you
Golag Is watching you:
thanks for proving the alt-right right about you people, good job.
FamilyDad family
FamilyDad family:
Great to see that covid 19 has gone now so does that mean we can all meet up with anyone we want when do all the shops open coz it seems to be ok for this lot to be together what a joke all the help the NHS save lives gone out the window left wing snowflakes
Jaime Forestier
Jaime Forestier:
Statues life matters
Richie Belton
Richie Belton:
Why do I live in bristol
michaelbizon444
michaelbizon444:
Take a nice long look at the future of all Europe and the USA.
Andy MacKay
Andy MacKay:
Would love to see big nose ( wellington) removed from Queen St, Glasgow. But where would we keep excess traffic cones! Ah well, we'll just have to keep it.🙂😁😄😆😅😂😝
Mark Davies
Mark Davies:
Put a Grommit or Shaun the sheep up there💭
Harry Crossman
Harry Crossman:
0:48
0:46
01:22
Grace
Grace:
Good❤️
Pedro Metro2017
Pedro Metro2017:
What's next to statue of liberty 🗽
Ha Skinner
Ha Skinner:
01:48
01:01
0:27
John Finlay
John Finlay:
2020 has been a strange year indeed! We are only half way through the year, hopefully this is the better half.
Jacky Hoi
Jacky Hoi:
Idiots
Dotexe55 Games
Dotexe55 Games:
And if a Pub was open and had people in having a good time the plod would have you banged up as fast as... nuts the lot of it.
Scalping Forever
Scalping Forever:
Ahahahahh
A Anamali
A Anamali:
Lmao and the river conveniently located near by!
Amz Nay
Amz Nay:
And this is supposed to get George Floyd justice how ?
Anita Robinson
Anita Robinson:
Doing this will never change anything the mayor only decided to remove our statues for votes well he lost my vote. Let's remove all statues from history that includes the north.
Grumpy MC
Grumpy MC:
I really hope the corona virus gets all these morons.
Quack Attack
Quack Attack:
Hahahahajajajjaahhhaha yaaaaaaaay
William Hill
William Hill:
The plaque on the statue said “Erected by citizens of Bristol as a memorial of one of the most virtuous and wise sons of their city.” Bit of a dishonest description for a slave owner responsible for the deaths of thousands. And the statue was erected at the end of the 19th century by a small group of business owners, not the population of Bristol. The citizens of Bristol have chucked it into the harbour, well done!
Paul
Paul:
Bunch of children.
‘Look how offended I am. Look how that makes me such a good person. I’m better than you! I’m better than you!’.
Madness.
Shannon Weber
Shannon Weber:
Metallica said it best, "kill em all"
George
George:
Becky Adamietz-Deo there was a campaign for years to remove this statue...to no avail.

A campaign also ran to get an educational plaque placed next to the statue to highlight the role he played in the slave trade.

The council refused.

The local museum wanted the piece and would include it in a educational display about slavery the council refused..

The council are to blame for this action
Bush_Man
Bush_Man:
Good job Americans

Soon they won’t get to protest when China and Russia gets involved


If this keeps up, America won’t be a thing anymore
Mike Wasowski
Mike Wasowski:
Kɴᴏᴡ ʏᴏᴜʀ ʜɪsᴛᴏʀʏ ᴏʀ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ ᴅᴏᴏᴍᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ʀᴇᴘᴇᴀᴛ ɪᴛ
Eclipzz
Eclipzz:
I get their meaning but it’s still vandalism
Pedro Cavalcante Santana
Pedro Cavalcante Santana:
Its beautiful
Sam Madd
Sam Madd:
♥️♥️♥️👋👋💪💪🇩🇿
Central Intelligence Agency
Central Intelligence Agency:
*Cultural Revolution 2 intensifies*
Cold Shower
Cold Shower:
at least throughout the Caribbean there are museums,statues and historic buildings where people can educate themselves on the past.
Andy Parker
Andy Parker:
So what has this got to do with anything in the US? Any excuse to make trouble and bring a 2nd wave in the Corona virus it seems
Selma .004
Selma .004:
“its like im going for a swim” -Nicki Minaj
peter kreisler
peter kreisler:
Boris Johnson fault
THE SUN ARE TRAITORS
Robbie
Robbie:
Would have been quicker if they where carrying it! I could have picked that up. 😂
Don Rob
Don Rob:
In that videos...YOU SEE ALL LIVES MATTER ...THEIR DOING IT TOGETHER ...👏
Meshugga
Meshugga:
Something should be done, the racism is terrible in Africa, India and China. Oh, that doesn't matter does it.
Five gold star
Five gold star:
"More than 18 million people, or 1.4% of India's population, live in slavery"
Fazekas Gergo
Fazekas Gergo:
This called civilised peaceful protests these days?
MisterMAYHEM935
MisterMAYHEM935:
That statue finally got thrown down the bottom of the river
SELO TÜRKMEN
SELO TÜRKMEN:
Hahahaha good job 👍
bad n bourgeoisie
bad n bourgeoisie:
Thank god that lot of lads pushing the statue had their soy shakes for breakfast
sure
sure:
Yup this is the first phase of the ending of the earth
Andrew
Andrew:
The likeness of Edward Colston(statue) had the expression of fear.... I have not disturbed the peace; why should I go out like this.
Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla:
Continue!!!!
Altautofan Boris
Altautofan Boris:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA regards from germany