The statue of Winston Churchill being vandalised during the Black Lives Matter protest is an absolute scandal the kind of which has never happened before... or has it? Read this brilliant thread!


First published in June 2020.

The Statue of Winston Churchill has been vandalised during nearly every mass protest in London, for years. May Day protests, anti capitalism demo's, Student protests. Where were the 'Football Lads' then? Where was the @bluecollartory_ group?

Nowhere. Because white people did it.

...

Where were you when the white people were getting high and swinging on the Cenotaph in 2011?

Tory MP Peter Bottomley, who spotted the damage on the left on his way to the Commons in 2007, said he was "disappointed" at the attack. "I was surprised & upset. I'm just glad they got the base & not the statue itself,"  he said.

Glad they got the base & not the statue

"welCoMe tO mOdErN bRitAin."

Yeah, these statues & memorials were never covered up for their protection previously. Never. Not once.

Except all these times.

The Churchill statue gets vandalised & a week later he's covered head to toe. A statue. Tory MPs are all aghast & horrified.

The Grenfell tower fire happened THREE YEARS AGO and....

"Of course slavery was bad, but it happened so long ago...."

Says a country celebrating every November something that happened, 31 years BEFORE Edward Colston was even born.

Gunpowder Plot - 5th Nov 1605
Edward Colston - Born, 2nd Nov 1636

Which did you learn about in School?

I've had to turn notifications off now, this has gone crazy. I have nothing to promote - other than hope.

We are living through a moment of genuine & real change right now. We could be the last generation to need to do this, if we want to. ✊🏻✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

#BlackLivesMatter

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[This piece was first published as a Twitter thread and turned into the above article on 14 June 2020 with the purpose of reaching a larger audience. It has been minorly edited and corrected. | The author of the tweets writes in a personal capacity.]

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