Bristol City Council says the bronze statue of Edward Colston was recovered early Thursday morning to avoid drawing a crowd. In the wake of the statue being pulled down, Rees also said: "I can't pretend, as the son of a Jamaican migrant myself, that the presence of that statue to a slave trader in the middle of the city was anything other than a personal affront to me and people like me".
Even as statues of Confederate soldiers fall across the country, either by official decree or under less formal circumstances, another key figure from American history is being quite literally knocked from his pedestal: Christopher Columbus .
There are violent protests around the well site. The veteran official said now after the well catching fire, OIL can do "nothing" to control it with its "limited resources". In a series of tweets , the Chief Minister's Office said Sonowal spoke to Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan over the phone regarding the incident.
They also say that, in areas with community transmission and in settings where physical distancing is hard, like on public transportation or in a grocery store, governments should encourage community members to wear masks . people who have had now four to five months to really internalize, that someone who is unwell. should really be at home and not engaged in any public activity", Ryan added.
The protests which began a year ago after China's plans to introduce a now panned extradition bill, became violent as there were excesses from both sides. Far from reaching out to the protesters on the June 9 anniversary, Lam excoriated them as a tiny, unruly minority who are "going against the interest of 7 million Hong Kong people" by making it hard for them to "get through difficult times" caused by the coronavirus pandemic .
This announcement will no doubt be welcomed by staff at Chester Zoo who recently warned that the park might have to close if lockdown wasn't eased soon. He added: "Zoos and aquariums in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will still be facing significant challenges and we will be working hard to achieve positive outcomes in these nations".