UK slave trader statue replaced by protester sculpture

BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM (AFP) – A statue of a slave trader removed by anti-racism protesters in Britain last month was replaced yesterday – without permission – with a sculpture of a black woman who helped pull it down.

The new statue, showing Black Lives Matter (BLM) protester Jen Reid with her fist raised, occupies the plinth where the Edward Colston likeness stood before crowds threw it into Bristol harbour in southwest England.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin