Toppled statue of English slave trader retrieved, to be moved to a museum

The toppled statue of a 17th Century English slave trader was retrieved from a harbour in Bristol, western England, on Thursday (June 11) after it had been thrown into the water by anti-racism protesters on June 7.

Bristol mayor Marvin Rees said Colston's statue would be retrieved and displayed alongside Black Lives Matter placards from the recent protest so the 300 year story of slavery and the fight for racial equality could be better understood.