A group of anti-racism protestors in London slammed “was a racist” with black ink on the statue of a celebrated British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Westminister on Sunday, local media reported.
According to Evening Standard, protestors surrounded the memorial of the Wartime British PM and jeered “Churchill was a racist,” and labeled it with “Balck lives matter” tag. Some people were preventing further defacement of the Churchill memorial.
Yesterday, more than 1000 people rallied in Bristol for Black Lives Matter protest and the mob destroyed the statue of the famous 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston. Colston memorial was drowned in the nearby Bristol Harbour in front of a huge cheering crowd.
Winston Churchill was the British Prime Minister during India was under colonial rule. An estimated 3 million people died in the Bengal famine that has been proven to have not happened due to any natural circumstances and was man-made.
Winston Churchill-era British wartime politics is said to be the reason for the great famine that ravaged Bengal in 1943. People died of starvation, malaria, malnutrition, and population displacement during that time.
He is known to have blamed the cause of the Great Bengal famine to the Indians who “breed like rabbits,” and are “beastly people with a beastly religion.”
Churchill was a racist whose actions led to the deaths of millions of Indians in famines.— König Institute (@KonigInstitute) June 8, 2020
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