Banksy’s idea for toppled statue of Bristol slave trader Edward Colston. 9 June 2020

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Photograph: Banksy’s Instagram

In his own words:

“What should we do with the empty plinth in the middle of Bristol?
Here’s an idea that caters for both those who miss the Colston statue and those who don’t. We drag him out the water, put him back on the plinth, tie cable round his neck and commission some life size bronze statues of protestors in the act of pulling him down. Everyone happy. A famous day commemorated.”