The reckoning: the toppling of monuments to slavery in the UK


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The toppling of the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol was a bittersweet moment for 23-year-old Nasra Ayub.

The community activist, who has always called the city home, remembers the long-standing campaigns to remove iconography of Colston in schools, public buildings and spaces. She graduated from the University of Bristol feeling disheartened by how little movement there was to remove tributes to those involved with slavery.

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