Slave trader statue torn down in Bristol anti-racism protest

A statue of slave trader Edward Colston has been torn down during an anti-racism protest in Bristol.

It's believed Colston trafficked around 80,000 men, women and children from Africa to the Americas in the 17th Century.

In a statement, Avon & Somerset Police confirmed there would be an investigation into the "act of criminal damage".

Thousands of people have been demonstrating in cities across the UK this weekend, sparked by the death of black man George Floyd in the US.

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