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Winston Churchill statues could become target in London protests: mayor
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Miloch
2020-06-13 16:01:37 UTC
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Statues of World War II leader Winston Churchill could become a dangerous
flashpoint in planned demonstrations, London officials said Saturday, warning
people to avoid the city center.

Some statues of the former Prime Minister were boarded up in preparation for the
protests, Reuters reported.

“We have intelligence that extreme far right groups are coming to London
ostensibly, they say, to protect the statues, but we think the statues may be a
flashpoint for violence,” London’s mayor Sadiq Khan told BBC Radio.

Last week, demonstrators in Parliament Square chanted “Churchill was a racist”
during a Black Lives Matter protest, according to The Independent.

“Yes, he sometimes expressed opinions that were and are unacceptable to us
today, but he was a hero, and he fully deserves his memorial,” British Prime
Minister Boris Johnson told Reuters.

The Churchill statue outside Parliament was defaced with graffiti last week
during otherwise mainly peaceful demonstrations over the death of George Floyd,
who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine
minutes.

Khan also said people risk contracting the coronavirus by joining the expected
crowds.

Johnson called the targeting of Churchill statues “absurd and shameful” and
Churchill’s granddaughter Emma Soames said she was saddened that he had become a
controversial figure after being a symbolism of heroism and unity for so long.



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super70s
2020-06-14 18:36:31 UTC
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Post by Miloch
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london-protests-mayor/
Statues of World War II leader Winston Churchill could become a dangerous
flashpoint in planned demonstrations, London officials said Saturday, warning
people to avoid the city center.
Some statues of the former Prime Minister were boarded up in preparation for
the protests, Reuters reported.
"We have intelligence that extreme far right groups are coming to London
ostensibly, they say, to protect the statues, but we think the statues may be
a flashpoint for violence," London's mayor Sadiq Khan told BBC Radio.
Last week, demonstrators in Parliament Square chanted "Churchill was a
racist" during a Black Lives Matter protest, according to The Independent.
"Yes, he sometimes expressed opinions that were and are unacceptable to us
today, but he was a hero, and he fully deserves his memorial," British Prime
Minister Boris Johnson told Reuters.
The Churchill statue outside Parliament was defaced with graffiti last week
during otherwise mainly peaceful demonstrations over the death of George
Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly
nine minutes.
Khan also said people risk contracting the coronavirus by joining the
expected crowds.
Johnson called the targeting of Churchill statues "absurd and shameful" and
Churchill's granddaughter Emma Soames said she was saddened that he had
become a controversial figure after being a symbolism of heroism and unity
for so long.
Winston Churchill in the U.K. and a George Washington statue at his
former church in the U.S., where is this going to end.
Miloch
2020-06-14 19:32:12 UTC
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Post by Miloch
https://nypost.com/2020/06/13/winston-churchill-statues-targeted-in-
london-protests-mayor/
Statues of World War II leader Winston Churchill could become a dangerous
flashpoint in planned demonstrations, London officials said Saturday, warning
people to avoid the city center.
Some statues of the former Prime Minister were boarded up in preparation for
the protests, Reuters reported.
"We have intelligence that extreme far right groups are coming to London
ostensibly, they say, to protect the statues, but we think the statues may be
a flashpoint for violence," London's mayor Sadiq Khan told BBC Radio.
Last week, demonstrators in Parliament Square chanted "Churchill was a
racist" during a Black Lives Matter protest, according to The Independent.
"Yes, he sometimes expressed opinions that were and are unacceptable to us
today, but he was a hero, and he fully deserves his memorial," British Prime
Minister Boris Johnson told Reuters.
The Churchill statue outside Parliament was defaced with graffiti last week
during otherwise mainly peaceful demonstrations over the death of George
Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly
nine minutes.
Khan also said people risk contracting the coronavirus by joining the
expected crowds.
Johnson called the targeting of Churchill statues "absurd and shameful" and
Churchill's granddaughter Emma Soames said she was saddened that he had
become a controversial figure after being a symbolism of heroism and unity
for so long.
Winston Churchill in the U.K. and a George Washington statue at his
former church in the U.S., where is this going to end.
With the indictment of The Donald by SDNY DAs Office after he loses in
November...as Seinfeld's Soup Nazi would say to him..."No statue for
you!....next"



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