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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2020, 04:37:33 pm »
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8989297/Wales-identifies-200-statues-roads-buildings-links-slave-trade.html

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More than 200 statues, streets and buildings in Wales named after historic Britons have been identified as having connections to the slave trade, according to a Welsh government-ordered audit.
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    13 monuments, buildings, or street names commemorating people who took part in the African slave trade.
    56 monuments, buildings, or street names commemorating people who owned or directly benefited from plantations or mines worked by the enslaved.
    120 monuments, buildings, or street names commemorating people who opposed abolition of the slave trade or slavery.
    20 monuments, buildings, or street names commemorating people accused of crimes against black people, notably in colonial Africa.
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Francis Drake: Three streets named after him.

Thomas Picton: Four monuments, five buildings and 30 streets.

Lord Nelson: Seven monuments, six buildings and 18 streets.

King William IV: Five buildings and seven streets.

Winston Churchill: Two buildings and 13 streets.

Duke of Wellington: Two monuments, 14 buildings and 32 streets.

William Gladstone: Three monuments, five places, 26 streets.

Robert Peel: One street.

George Canning: One street.

Cecil Rhodes: One street.

So when will they go down?