Protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally gather around the statue of former British prime minister Winston Churchill at Parliament Square on June 21. While Churchill is remembered for leading the country through World War II, critics have highlighted some of his disturbing comments on race and decisions that had devastating consequences in British colonies. Photo: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

Outside the US, Black Lives Matter movement is devoid of context and perspective

  • The protests after the death of George Floyd in the US rightly raised attention to the high rate of police killings of blacks compared to whites. The copycat protests elsewhere, however, require greater attention to the specific historical context
Protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally gather around the statue of former British prime minister Winston Churchill at Parliament Square on June 21. While Churchill is remembered for leading the country through World War II, critics have highlighted some of his disturbing comments on race and decisions that had devastating consequences in British colonies. Photo: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
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