Public Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:49 pm on 8th June 2020.

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Photo of Zarah Sultana Zarah Sultana Labour, Coventry South 4:49 pm, 8th June 2020

Edward Colston made his fortune by violently transporting 84,000 Africans to the Caribbean. At least 19,000 died en route. Statues of racist murderers like Colston can be found in cities across Britain, so I ask the Home Secretary a simple question: does she believe that it is right that black Britons have to walk in the shadows of statues glorifying people who enslaved and murdered their ancestors—yes or no?