A vandalised statue of King Leopold II of Belgium seen in Brussels on June 10, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFEA vandalised statue of King Leopold II of Belgium seen in Brussels on June 10, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
A vandalised statue of King Leopold II of Belgium seen in Brussels on June 10, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE

Statues of colonial figures, including Winston Churchill and Christopher Columbus, reassessed worldwide after George Floyd’s death

  • The Black Lives Matter movement is sparking a reckoning in countries from Belgium to New Zealand, as they grapple with their colonial pasts
  • Figures associated with slave-trading and imperialism, including Columbus and Churchill, are being torn down or defaced
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A vandalised statue of King Leopold II of Belgium seen in Brussels on June 10, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFEA vandalised statue of King Leopold II of Belgium seen in Brussels on June 10, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
A vandalised statue of King Leopold II of Belgium seen in Brussels on June 10, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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