English Protesters Tear Down Slave Trader Statue And Chuck It In Water

Protesters in England got very creative with their tactics.

BYAlexander Cole
English Protesters Tear Down Slave Trader Statue And Chuck It In Water

Black Lives Matter protests have been going on all over the world following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. While most of the protests are happening in the United States, there are still quite a few going down in countries abroad. England has been having its own protests and today they got pretty interesting.

In Bristol, there was a statue of a man named Edward Colston who benefitted greatly from the slave trade. Regardless of his heinous acts, he had his very own monument and today, protesters brought it down. As you can see in the clips below, protesters knelt on its neck for nine minutes to symbolize what happened to Floyd. From there, they rolled the statue down a street and eventually found a body of water. That's when protesters chucked the statue into the water, never to be seen again.


This was a pretty monumental moment in Bristol history, no pun intended. These statues have no business still existing especially when the men represented caused so much pain to an entire race of people. While some are mad at the protesters for defacing the statue, others are commending the demonstrators for doing what needed to be done.

Over the next few weeks, we expect protests to continue to ramp up and hopefully, real change ensues.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.