Bristol Statue Retrieved From Water After Being Toppled During Anti-Racism Protests

The statue of the 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston that was thrown into Bristol’s harbor amid anti-racism protests was retrieved from the water on June 11 by the city council, who said it would be taken to a “secure location.”

Video from June 7 showed the Colston statue being thrown in the harbor and a crowd cheering as it sank.

Bristol City Council said the statue could not remain in what was a working harbor.

It said the statue would later form part of city’s museums collection. Credit: Bristol City Council via Storyful