Why was a slave trader's statue in Bristol destroyed and how did it change the city?

In summer 2020, sparked by the horrific murder of George Floyd, protestors in Bristol supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, tore down a monument to slave trader Edward Colston. As this fascinating BBC documentary reveals, this action thrust the city onto the global stage and put it at the forefront of the so-called culture wars. But should historic statues ever be removed in this way?

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