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Another Edward Colston removal in Bristol

Another Edward Colston removal in Bristol

Author: Rafi Benady | Monday 15th June 2020

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Edward Colston’s name has been removed from Colston Hall in Bristol. Hall operators, Bristol Music Trust, called the removal a "symbolic moment".

The hall isn’t too far from the spot where protestors removed Colston’s statue last week, and dumped it deep in the depths of a nearby river.

For those who are unaware, Edward Colston was a prolific slave-trader who is estimated to have sold around 100,000 kidnapped West Africans in the Caribbean and the Americas between 1672-1689.

Officials promise that the hall - built 150 years after Colston's death in 1721 - had not been "founded with any of his money".