A statue of former US President Andrew Jackson in Washington, with the word “Killer” spray painted on its base. Protesters tried to topple the statue on Monday night. Photo: AP A statue of former US President Andrew Jackson in Washington, with the word “Killer” spray painted on its base. Protesters tried to topple the statue on Monday night. Photo: AP
A statue of former US President Andrew Jackson in Washington, with the word “Killer” spray painted on its base. Protesters tried to topple the statue on Monday night. Photo: AP
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Fine line divides what is or is not acceptable

  • Statues and place names of those whose contributions were harmful or damaging should be removed. But there should always be a place in public spaces for those who society considers great and can help us understand and respect our history

A statue of former US President Andrew Jackson in Washington, with the word “Killer” spray painted on its base. Protesters tried to topple the statue on Monday night. Photo: AP A statue of former US President Andrew Jackson in Washington, with the word “Killer” spray painted on its base. Protesters tried to topple the statue on Monday night. Photo: AP
A statue of former US President Andrew Jackson in Washington, with the word “Killer” spray painted on its base. Protesters tried to topple the statue on Monday night. Photo: AP
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