Colston falling

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On June 7th, 2020, the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol City Centre was pulled down by an anonymous group of Black Lives Matter protestors following a global uprising against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's murder by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. This article combines a first-person account of the build-up to the statue falling and its aftermath with reflections on some of the broader debates, historical and current, around public monuments, state violence, and collective life.

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Choksey, L. (2021). Colston falling. Journal of Historical Geography, 74, 77–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2020.07.007

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