Activist demands that former Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s statue be ‘torn down.’
ANTI-slavery activist Kofi Mawuli Klu enraged a fellow radio panelist when he called Winston Churchill a “killer” and demanded that his statue in Parliament Square be “removed.”
The controversial demand was made by the anti-slavery campaigner as he discussed the recent acquittal of four Bristol residents facing criminal damage charges for toppling Edward Colston’s statue during a Black Lives Matter protest last year.
For his views on colonialism, Kofi Mawuli Klu dubbed the former Prime Minister a “killer,” warning that Britons will soon “awaken” and “tear down” Winston Churchill’s statue in Parliament Square.
Mr Mawuli Klu, speaking to LBC, said: “Churchill is a criminal in the eyes of colonized peoples all over the world.”
There are some conscience-driven people in this country who oppose Churchill.
“There will come a time when the masses, the people of this country, will rise up and tear down that statue.”
“I really want to come back on this,” said LBC host Matt Frei, as co-panelist Roger Helmer erupted.
We can’t let Kofi off the hook.”
Mr. Frei then asked Mr. Mawuli Klu if the statue of Winston Churchill should be taken down.
“Winston Churchill’s statue should be demolished,” he responded.
Mr Helmer was then given the opportunity to express himself, slamming Mr Mawuli Klu’s remarks.
With his views on colonization, the former British MEP insisted Winston Churchill was the “greatest prime minister of the twentieth century,” arguing that he possessed “some of the failings of his time.”
Mr. Helmer then slammed Mr. Mawuli Klu’s calls for direct action, saying, “We live in a society where we can change things through the ballot box, not through violence in the streets.”
After a jury found four people guilty of criminal damage for toppling the Bristol Colston statue in June 2020, Attorney General Suella Braverman said on Friday that she is “carefully considering” whether to refer the case to the Court of Appeal.
“Trial by jury is an important guardian of liberty and must not be undermined,” she wrote on Twitter.
The decision in the Colston statue case, on the other hand, is causing consternation.
“As Attorney General, I am able to refer matters to the Court of Appeal without affecting the outcome of this case, so that senior judges can clarify the law for future cases.”
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