Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled?

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Published on June 9, 2020 by

Anti-racism protesters in the US and the UK are demanding the removal of monuments to individuals linked to slavery and colonialism.
British protesters toppled the statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston and dumped it into Bristol Harbour this week.

Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports on some of the other statues that may become targets.

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