10 Sep 2021

Bristol Mayor says empty plinth where statue of Edward Colston stood ‘represents where country and city are right now’

News Correspondent

In Bristol, the statue of Edward Colston was dumped in the water, the catalyst for the protests that swept the country.

The mayor of this city said that the toppling of the slave trader was an “act of historical poetry”.

We spoke to the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, in a hall that once also bore the name of Edward Colston.