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Pengunjuk Rasa Inggris Robohkan Patung Pedagang Budak

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Senin, 08 Jun 2020 14:09 WIB

Bistol - Kematian George Floyd terus memicu aksi unjuk rasa di berbagai negara. Di Bristol, Inggris, para pengunjuk rasa merobohkan patung pedagang budak abad ke-17.

Protesters pull down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest rally on College Green, Bristol, England, Sunday June 7, 2020, in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Aksi unjuk rasa atas kejadian rasisme yang tengah terjadi di sejumlah negara semakin memanas.  

Protesters pull down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest rally on College Green, Bristol, England, Sunday June 7, 2020, in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Baru-baru ini para pengunjuk rasa merobohkan sebuah patung pedagang budak Edward Colston selama demonstrasi protes Black Lives Matter di College Green, Bristol, Inggris.  

Protesters pull down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest rally on College Green, Bristol, England, Sunday June 7, 2020, in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Edward Colston, seorang pedagang budak abad ke-17 yang terkenal adalah anggota Royal African Company, yang mengangkut sekitar 80.000 pria, wanita dan anak-anak dari Afrika ke Amerika.  

Protesters pull down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest rally on College Green, Bristol, England, Sunday June 7, 2020, in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Pada kematiannya pada 1721, ia mewariskan kekayaannya kepada badan amal dan warisannya masih dapat dilihat di jalan-jalan Bristol, peringatan dan bangunan.  

Protesters pull down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest rally on College Green, Bristol, England, Sunday June 7, 2020, in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Setelah patung itu digulingkan, seorang pengunjuk rasa menirukan adegan lutut di leher sosok itu - mengingatkan pada video yang menunjukkan George Floyd, pria kulit hitam yang meninggal saat ditahan oleh seorang petugas kepolisian Minnesota. Patung itu kemudian diseret melalui jalan-jalan Bristol dan dibuang ke pelabuhan.

Pengunjuk Rasa Inggris Robohkan Patung Pedagang Budak
Pengunjuk Rasa Inggris Robohkan Patung Pedagang Budak
Pengunjuk Rasa Inggris Robohkan Patung Pedagang Budak
Pengunjuk Rasa Inggris Robohkan Patung Pedagang Budak
Pengunjuk Rasa Inggris Robohkan Patung Pedagang Budak