Historical Figures Reassessed Around Globe After Floyd Death

Protests and, in some cases, acts of vandalism in Boston, Paris, Brussels and more, erupted around monuments in an intense re-examination of racial injustices over the centuries.

  • Published 12 June 2020

[template id="245201"] The rapidly unfolding movement to pull down Confederate monuments around the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police has extended to statues of slave traders, imperialists, conquerors and explorers around the world, including Christopher Columbus, Cecil Rhodes and Belgium’s King Leopold II. Protests and, in some cases, acts of vandalism have taken place in such cities as Boston; New York; Paris; Brussels; and Oxford, England, in an… Read at AP News