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Toppling Colston statue was act of ‘allyship and solidarity’, says accused

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A woman accused of helping to pull down the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol said she was acting out of “allyship and solidarity” with people of colour, a court heard. Rhian Graham told Bristol crown court on Monda...

Bristol had not considered removing Colston statue before toppling, trial hears

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Bristol had not considered removing the statue of Edward Colston before its toppling by protesters, despite “significant concerns” about its presence among the local black community, the city council’s head of culture...

Don’t call us traitors: Cortés’s local allies defend role in toppling Aztec empire

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When people from the Mexican state of Tlaxcala travel to other parts of the country, they are sometimes insulted as traitors by their compatriots. Tlaxcala is Mexico’s smallest state in size, but it played an outsized...