‘Absurd and shameful’ that Winston Churchill’s statue is at risk of the attack says British Prime Minister Johnson.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday it was “ absurd and shameful” that a statue of Winston Churchill was at risk of attack by protesters, some of whom daubed the words “ was racist” at an earlier anti-racism demonstration.
“ Yes, he sometimes expressed opinions that were and are unacceptable to us today, but he was a hero, and he fully deserves his memorial. We cannot now try to edit or censor our past. We cannot pretend to have a different history,” he said, calling on people to avoid protests planned this weekend.
Anti-racism protesters, which were triggered after the killing of African-American GeorgFloyd, putting statues at the frontline of their challenge to Britain’s imperialist past.
Winston Churchill statue at risk
Mr. Johnson said. “ The statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square is a permanent reminder of his achievement in saving this country- and the whole of Europe- from racist tyranny.”
The Statue of Winston Churchill has been sealed inside a steel barrier ahead of the massive protest.
At many places, the riot movement has been tyrannized by vandalism. Making the statue of Historical figures has its specific targets. It began ostensibly with the defacement of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC across the road from the Indian Embassy on June 3.
Statue of Confederate leaders and the explorer Christopher Colombus has been toppled off, a statue of Edward Colston who made a fortune in the 17th century from the slave trade was torn down in the city of Bristol on Sunday.
Many cities and organizations have taken the step to remove the confederate symbols which have agitated controversies, however, a judge has granted a temporary injunction stopping the removal.