‘The big education for me is that civilisation is fragile and can be destroyed in a heartbeat' - Jeremy Brade, former peacekeeper in Sarajevo.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Pic of the week

Black Lives Matter protesters rolling a statue of British slave trader Edward Colston.
Photo by Giulia Spadafora/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

A mob of black people, their faces contorted with rage at the killing of George Floyd 3,900 miles away, spontaneously pull down a 125-year-old statue and roll it into Bristol harbour.


Paddington said...

The UK is a slightly different matter.

Here in the US, most of the Southern Civil War statues were erected in the 1960's by segregationists, who wanted to reinforce the lessons of Jim Crow. Read 'Lies across America'.

Sackerson said...

I;d say it's a very different matter. This is tw*ts on parade. 50 years ago they'd have been spray-stencilling Ho Chi Minh posters on Oxford walls.