London’s mayor says authorities could soon rip historic statues of from Britain’s streets in reaction to racial injustice protests.
Sadiq Khan said statues and street names in London with links to slavery “should be taken down”, as he revealed he was setting up a commission to ensure the British capital’s monuments reflected its diversity.
The Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm will review statues, murals, street art, street names and other memorials and consider which legacies should be celebrated, the mayor’s office said.
Today, George Floyd – whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice – will be buried in Houston Tuesday, carried home in a horse- drawn carriage.
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Originally published as London’s radical reaction to protests