The City of London Corporation voted to re-site statues of William Beckford and Sir John Cass in Guildhall because their slave trade and they symbolise “a stain on our history”.
After the Black Lives Matter protests last summer, a taskforce recommended to remove the statues to ensure the Square Mile is a place where ‘everyone feels safe and welcome.’
Yesterday the City of London Corporation has voted to go ahead with the removal and look into commissioning a new monument that remembers the victims of the slave trade in the city.
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All countries must have a history. Without it there is no memory, no legacy and the people will have no instruction. Bad or good History must be preserved.