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Edward Colston

British merchant, politician, philanthropist and slave trader

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Edward Colston: British merchant, politician, philanthropist and slave trader
Edward Colston was an English merchant, philanthropist and Tory Member of Parliament who was involved in the Atlantic slave trade.

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Bristol mayor: Democratic process must decide the future of Edward Colston plinth [Video]

Bristol mayor: Democratic process must decide the future of Edward Colston plinth

Bristol mayor Marvin Rees says any decision on replacing the statue of slave trader Edward Colston must be decided democratically, after a sculpture erected on the plinth where the statue used to stand..

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Sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester removed from Colston plinth [Video]

Sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester removed from Colston plinth

The sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester which replaced the statue of slave trader Edward Colston has been removed.Pictures from the scene appeared to show workers at the site at around 5.20am..

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Statue of BLM protester appears on Colston plinth [Video]

Statue of BLM protester appears on Colston plinth

The statue of a Black Lives Matter campaigner appears in Bristol on Edward Colston plinth. Artist Marc Quinn says he was inspired after seeing protester Jen Reid standing on the plinth during the 7..

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Edward Colston statue replaced by sculpture of black protester [Video]

Edward Colston statue replaced by sculpture of black protester

A sculpture of a black woman who took part in a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol has been erected on the plinth where a statue of slave trader Edward Colston used to stand.

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Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled? [Video]

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 statue saved from harbour and paint will be kept [Video]

Bristol statue saved from harbour and paint will be kept

Fran Coles, the Documentation and Conservation Manager for Bristol City Council, talks about the condition of Edward Colston statue after they retrieved it today from the harbour and says that they..

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Sign taken down from Colston Hall in Bristol [Video]

Sign taken down from Colston Hall in Bristol

Music venue Colston Hall has removed lettering from the outside of its building ahead of a planned name change. It was named after Edward Colston, the 17th century slave trader, and built almost 150..

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Sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester Jen Reid removed from Colston plinth

Statue of slave trader Edward Colston was removed last month
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Jen Reid: Black Lives Matter statue taken off Colston plinth in Bristol

Workers start taking down the statue of Jen Reid from the plinth where Edward Colston's once stood.
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Black Lives Matter protester statue appears on Edward Colston plinth

The figure of Black Lives Matter protester Jen Reid appeared in Bristol early on Wednesday.
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Edward Colston statue in Bristol replaced by resin sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

The statue of slave-trader Edward Colston that was toppled in Bristol last month has been replaced with a resin sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester in a secret pre-dawn operation.
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Edward Colston statue: Man, 24, in criminal damage arrest

A 24-year-old is held on suspicion of criminal damage linked to Bristol's Edward Colston statue.
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Bristol protests: Man arrested over pulling down of Edward Colston statue

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.
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Edward Colston: Bristol's Colston Arms pub to be renamed

The landlord of the Colston Arms in Bristol asks for the public's help in choosing a new name.
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Bristol pub named after slave trader Edward Colston renamed 'Ye Olde Pubby Mcdrunkface'

'We are listening. Black lives matter,' sign outside venue says
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Appeal to identify Edward Colston statue protesters

Images are released of 15 people police want to speak to about criminal damage.
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Thousands raised to repair enslaved man's Bristol grave

It was smashed in what is thought to be "retaliation" for the toppling of the Edward Colston statue.
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Edward Colston: Bristol churches remove windows dedicated to 17th century slave trader

'These dedications have prevented many people from finding peace in these beautiful building' diocese says
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Child slave's grave vandalised in apparent revenge attack for Colston statue

Mayor urges Bristolians to showcase city's 'ability to live with difference'
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Enslaved African man's headstone in Bristol vandalised

It is thought to be a "retaliation attack" for the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol.
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Edward Colston statue graffiti will be preserved

The conservation team preserving the fallen statue says the graffiti is now part of its story.
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Edward Colston name removed from Colston Hall in Bristol

Bristol Music Trust said the removal of Edward Colston's name was a "symbolic moment".
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Edward Colston statue: Bristol's Society of Merchant Venturers supports removal

The Merchant Venturers Society helped set up many of the institutions that still bear Colston's name.
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Edward Colston's name removed from Bristol tower as slaver's statue pulled from river Avon

Name removed from tower just hours after slaver's likeness was pulled from River Avon to be memorialised in museum
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Edward Colston: Slave trader's name removed from Bristol tower

The block is yards from the plinth where a statue of the slave trader was toppled by protesters.
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UK statues which anti-racism protesters want to have taken down

Edward Colston, whose memorial has been thrown into Bristol harbour, was far from alone in being celebrated with a statue
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Edward Colston statue fished out of Bristol Harbour following Black Lives Matter protests

Bristol native was 17th-century slave trader
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Cecil Rhodes: Oxford vice-chancellor warns against 'hiding our history' in row over statue of colonialist

#RhodesMustFall movement comes into renewed focus after removal of Edward Colston statue in Bristol
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Edward Colston statue pulled out of Bristol Harbour

Black Lives Matter demonstrators tore down the statue of the slave trader at an anti-racism protest.
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Edward Colston: Bristol schools consider name change

Colston's Girls' School in Bristol says a statue of the slave trader has been removed from its site.
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England's Genge defends tearing down of Bristol slave trader statue

Bristol-born England rugby international Ellis Genge says the tearing down of the Edward Colston statue was "warranted".
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Edward Colston: Tory councillor condemns toppling of slave trader statue in Bristol

'Colston to me and generations of Bristolians stands out as a hero whose wealth has continued to benefit the housing, education and healthcare of the citizens of this city'
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'No sense of loss': Bristol mayor says statue of slave trader Edward Colston was 'personal affront'

Police launch investigation into pulling down of controversial statue by anti-racism protesters
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Edward Colston: The other controversial statues in UK which have faced calls to be pulled down

The slave trader whose memorial has been thrown into Bristol harbour was far from alone in being celebrated with a statue
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Tory MP says historical figures 'didn't know any better' in apparent defence of slave trader Edward Colston

Former leader of Liberal Democrats among those critical of Twitter message
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Bristol slave trader Edward Colston statue 'was an affront'

Bristol's mayor says he feels no "sense of loss" after the statue was pulled down by anti-racism protesters.
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Edward Colston: Who was the Bristol slave trader and why was his statue pulled down?

Controversial figure in city's history received calls for removal for years
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Edward Colston: What else in Bristol is named after wealthy slave trader?

Divisive figure's wealth and charity have seen his name adorned across Bristol
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Slave trader statue torn down in England

A statue of Edward Colston was toppled during an anti-racism protest on Sunday.
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