Inspector blocks effort to replace Bristol slave trader statue with Black Lives Matter monument

An effort to replace a statue of an 18th-century slave trader with that of a Black Lives Matter protester has been blocked by a planning inspector after he ruled that the negative heritage impacts would not be outweighed by "the creation of a more inclusive public realm".

by Michael Donnelly
The statue of Jen Reid with her arm raised in a Black Power salute (Pic: Getty)
The statue of Jen Reid with her arm raised in a Black Power salute (Pic: Getty)

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